noscript image
GooglePlay Logo AppStore Logo App Huawei

Columbus reach MLS final with New England win

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 0 201

Pin Columbus reach MLS final with New England win. AFP
Columbus reach MLS final with New England win. AFP

Columbus reach MLS final with New England win

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 0 201

Columbus Crew made it to the Major League Soccer final on Sunday after Artur scored the decisive goal in a 1-0 home win over New England Revolution.

The Crew, whose only MLS crown came in 2008, advanced to Saturday's MLS Cup championship match thanks to Brazilian midfielder Artur's strike in the 59th minute.

The Ohio team will host the winner of Monday's semi-final between the defending champion Seattle Sounders and visiting Minnesota United.

"We're not in this thing to get to the end to lose. We want to win the championship," Crew coach Caleb Porter said.

"We have a great group. Great goal we scored. We should have scored more."

The winning goal from the 24-year-old Artur came after Argentine Lucas Zelarayan's long pass arrived at Ghana-born defender Jonathan Mensah, who chipped the ball into the penalty area.

Artur took the ball and smacked a left-footed shot just inside the near post and beyond the outstretched fingertips of diving New England goalkeeper Matt Turner.

BeSoccer

BeSoccer

NEWS 107K RANK 1
READS 166M RANK 1
More news author

Follow BeSoccer on Facebook