D.C. United Beat Columbus Crew 3-1 at Audi Field
D.C. United (6-3-2, 20 points) v. Columbus Crew SC (4-6-1, 13 points)
2019 MLS Regular Season
May 4, 2019- Audi Field, Washington, D.C.
Attendance : 16,687
Luciano Acosta's goal in the 27th minute was the first time the Black-and-Red have scored at Audi Field since the 5-0 win over Real Salt Lake on March 16.
Paul Arriola marked his 50th regular season appearance for the Black-and-Red with his tenth career goal in MLS.
Steven Birnbaum made his 140th appearance for D.C. United, his 45th consecutive start.
Russell Canouse returned to the starting lineup after missing three matches due to an injury.
Wayne Rooney scored from the penalty spot in stoppage time of the first half. It was his sixth goal of the season.
Leonardo Jara recorded his second assist of the season for Paul Arriola's goal in the 61st minute.
The Black-and-Red are now 30-29-11 all time vs Columbus Crew SC.
This was the first regular season matchup between the two sides at Audi Field.
D.C. United's last win in MLS came against Columbus Crew on April 24.
The Black-and-Red are 3-2-1 this season at Audi Field.
D.C. United are tied for first place of the Eastern Conference with a 6-3-2 record.
PRO Referee statement | Pool Reporter Question
Explanation of why the Crew goal was disallowed and what was discussed on D.C.'s goal shortly after.
"#6 Trapp of Columbus commits a tripping foul against #10 Acosta of D.C. that is missed by the referee crew. This foul started the attacking possession phase for Columbus that led to the goal."
"The discussions were about a possible offside prior to DC's goal"
Goals by Half
D.C. United Lineup: Bill Hamid; Steven Birnbaum, Donovan Pines, Frederic Brillant, Leonardo Jara; Paul Arriola (Ulises Segura, 85'), Junior Moreno, Russell Canouse, Lucas Rodriguez, Luciano Acosta; Wayne Rooney
Unused Substitutes: Chris Seitz, Jalen Robinson, Zoltan Stieber, Chris Durkin, Quincy Amarikwa, Chris McCann
Columbus Crew SC Lineup: Zack Steffen; Hector Jimenez (Luis Argudo, 75'), Jonathan Mensah, Josh Williams, Waylon Francis; Artur, Will Trapp, Pedro Santos, Federico Higuain (Niko Hansen, 65'), Robinho; Gyasi Zardes (J.J. Williams, 65')
Unused Substitutes: Joe Bendik, Gaston Sauro, Ricardo Clark, Patrick Mullins
Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant Referees: Philippe Briere, Felisha Mariscal
Fourth Official: Mark Allatin
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr
AVAR: Kathryn Nesbitt
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