Columbus (AP) – Columbus Crew has won the Major League Soccer (MLS) Championship for the second time. Coach Caleb Porter’s team won 3-0 (2-0) in the MLS Cup final against defending champion Seattle Sounders.
Argentinian Lucas Zelarayan advanced to the deciding player with two goals and one assist in his home at Mapfre Stadium in front of 1500 spectators. Zelarayan took the lead with a direct pick-up (25th), shortly thereafter gave Derrick Etienne Jr.’s goal (31st) and sealed success in the closing stages, in the middle of a pressure stage in Seattle, with a remarkable shot to the corner ( 82.). In the weekday semi-finals against Minnesota United, the Sounders had turned 2-0 in the last fifteen minutes. But in the final, Jordan Morris, among others, hit the bar after a free kick with his head (80th).
So Seattle never came back and Columbus Crew won the North American professional league football championship for the second time since 2008.