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MLS Game Summary - D.C. United at Columbus



(Saturday, July 21, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Columbus 1, D.C. United 0

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Chris Birchall helped Columbus Crew snap a two-game losing streak Saturday, nabbing the lone goal in a 1-0 defeat of D.C. United at Crew Stadium.

The telling strike came early on in the second half as Birchall latched on to a brilliant through ball from Jairo Arrieta and fired a powerful shot past Joe Willis for his first goal since joining the Crew back in May.

D.C. came close to equalizing on a couple of occasions as Dwayne De Rosario had a goal pulled back for offsides in the 50th minute and Long Tan struck the woodwork two minutes from time.

But Columbus, having entered Saturday's match with four goals conceded in its last two league matches, held on to the clean sheet thanks to some organized defensive play, led by goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum.

The Crew (7-7-4) improve to 25 points on the season and return to action July 28 with a trip to Livestrong Sporting Park to take on Sporting Kansas City. United (10-7-3) has a friendly match with French side PSG slated for next Saturday, but returns to league play the following week in another meeting with Columbus.

07/21 21:44:07 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd Intermission
CHI 4
CAR 0
 
2nd
SAV 40
NCCU 54
 
Final
MIA 7
FIU 2
 
Final
DET 12
FLASO 2
 
Final
PHI 103
TOR 114
Final
BRK 110
GSW 108
4th
MIA 96
PHO 85
 
4th
MIN 93
LAC 100
 
3rd
DAL 71
NOP 60
 
Final
TEX 61
BAY 59
 
Final
SYR 47
UVA 59
Final
SHSU 76
CARK 49
 
Final
NWST 92
SELA 79
 
Final
NCAT 67
COOK 50
 
3rd
HOW 55
NORST 55
 
Final
DELST 85
HAMP 75
 
Final
STEPH 83
INCWORD 62
 
Final
MCNST 70
LAM 69
 
1st OT
NO 76
NICST 83
 
2nd
SAV 40
NCCU 54
 
2nd
ALAAM 47
TXSOU 49
 
2nd
VT 30
BC 48
 
2nd
MVSU 33
GRAM 29
 
2nd
ISU 22
OKLA 39
 
2nd
ALAST 34
PVU 33
 
1st
ARKPB 29
JST 29
 
Final
NYR 4
NAS 1
2nd Intermission
CHI 4
CAR 0
 
1st
SJS 0
MON 0