Crew Falls to Vancouver 1-0 Saturday at Crew StadiumApril 28, 2012 - Major League Soccer (MLS) Columbus Crew
Lee lined up 24 yards out from goal on the right side and swerved a free kick toward the far post. Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum tried to deflect the shot with his left hand as he backpedaled, but the ball settled into the upper left corner.
The match was full of energy and action from the opening whistle and the Crew (2-4-1, 7 points) thought it had broken through only three minutes in when defender Josh Williams blasted home a corner kick by Milovan Mirosevic. But teammate Chad Marshall was whistled for grabbing defender Jay DeMerit and the goal was disallowed.
A short time later Eddie Gaven put the ball into the back of the net, but he was ruled offside off a pass from Aaron Schoenfeld. Gaven's 11th minute header from a Schoenfeld cross was flicked over the goal and five minutes later it was Williams' turn for a second crack at the goal, but his bicycle kick crashed off the crossbar.
Gaven added a skipping 35-yard shot that forced 'Caps goalkeeper Joe Cannon into a diving save in the 38th minute and Schoenfeld's shot from the top of the penalty area was also denied by the 'keeper in full stretch just before the break.
The Crew kept the pressure on in the second half and finished the game with advantages of 63-37 percent in possession, 14-9 in shots and 9-2 in corner kicks.
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