Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Columbus Crew rising
by Ridge Mahoney, August 6th, 2010 1:28AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  los angeles galaxy, mls, philadelphia union

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS]The Galaxy’s fall from the heavens has been well-documented yet the ascension of the Crew is a bit more obscure. That may change in the aftermath of a 2-1 Crew win at Philadelphia that pushes Columbus within three points of Los Angeles for the overall points lead. By beating the Union, 2-1, with a pair of Steven Lenhart goals, the Crew improves its Eastern Conference-best record to 11-4-4 and 37 points and creeps within three points of the Galaxy (12-3-4, 40 pts.).

Lenhart replaced an ailing Jason Garey in the 27th minute and got his head to a pair of superb serves – one a precise free kick by Guillermo Barros Schelotto, the other a perfectly curled cross from Emilio Renteria – to offset a penalty kick converted by Sebastien Le Toux. Schelotto triggered Renteria’s run down the right wing with a precisely headed re-direction of a chipped Frankie Hejduk clearance, and Lenhart finished with authority.

Le Toux’s goal, his ninth of the season, moves him into third place behind MLS goalscoring leader Edson Buddle (12) and runner-up Juan Pablo Angel(11).

Philadelphia (4-9-3, 15 points, sixth in the Eastern Conference) is back in action Sunday at Dallas. The Crew next plays Aug. 14 at Real Salt Lake, and begins Concacaf Champions’ League play four days later.

Aug. 5 in Chester, Pa.
Philadelphia 1, Columbus 2.
Goals: Le Toux 48+ (penalty kick) : Lenhart (Schelotto) 43, Lenhart (Renteria) 50.
Philadelphia --Seitz, Arrieta , Califf , Orozco Fiscal, Harvey , Fred ( Jacobson 77). Coudet, Miglioranzi (Kyle Nakazawa 40), Mapp ( McInerney 82), Moreno , Sebastien Le Toux.
Columbus Crew -- William Hesmer , Danny O'Rourke , Chad Marshall , Andy Iro , Emmanuel Ekpo (Leandre Griffit 83), Shaun Francis , Brian Carroll, Frankie Hejduk, Emilio Renteria ( Duncan Oughton 73), Jason Garey (Steven Lenhart 27), Guillermo Barros Schelotto.
Referee: Ricardo Salazar.
Att.: 18,001.



0 comments
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: August 6, 2010 at 10:31 a.m.
    Ref Ricardo salazar showed again his mediocre qualities...PK had no merit and was a gift...on free kicks, salazar never enforced the 10-yard rule and permitted encroachments as he always does...typical MLS ref.
  1. David Parsons
    commented on: August 8, 2010 at 1:32 a.m.
    Agreed, same goes for the joke of yellow to Dema Kovalenko on the left back for Chicago. Nearly broke another (3? 4?) leg and not properly punished. Salazar let pulled shirts go with a pat on the back. All other leagues would've been a yellow right off. No wonder we as a country are producing mediocre players. The refs let thugs get away with murder.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Copa Centenario: U.S. leagues heavily represented    
The USA's roster for the Copa Centenario includes just nine current MLS players, but 18 other ...
USA-Ecuador: Kellyn Acosta called in, Chandler OK    
U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann added Kellyn Acosta to the U.S. roster for Wednesday's friendly ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"I have scored some big-time goals. I've done well in Algarve Cups. I've done well in ...
NWSL Rewind: Olympic hopefuls stand out in goal    
Chicago Red Stars keeper Alyssa Naeher, who is battling for one of two spots in goal ...
USL Rewind: Wheeler and Warshaw lead Isles to victory    
The Harrisburg City Islanders and Bethlehem Steel squared off for the first time Sunday, and Aaron ...
NASL Rewind: Cosmos back in first place    
The defending NASL champion New York Cosmos returned to first-place in the spring standings thanks to ...
What They're Saying: Earnie Stewart    
"He [Freddy Adu] was 14 years old, very talented but only practiced once a day. That ...
Copa Centenario: Final rosters released    
The final 23-player rosters for the 16 competing teams in the Copa Centenario were unveiled on ...
Video Pick: Wright-Phillip' strikes with overhead kick    
Two of the Red Bulls' goals from their 7-0 win over NYCFC feature among the eight ...
What They're Saying: Andrea Pirlo    
"It's a very hard league to play in. It's very physical, there's a lot of running. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives