FOXBOROUGH, MA -- The Columbus Crew shutout the New England Revolution 2-0 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night, grabbing a much-needed three points on the road.
Ethan Finlay shocked the home team early in the proceedings with a tap-in goal after a perfectly executed counter attack and Federico Higuain added a second to seal the result. New England (6-11-8, 26 pts) were unable to break down Columbus (4-8-11, 23 pts) in a frustrating match for a Revolution side currently on the wrong side of the red line.
Higuain doubled his side’s lead early in the second half when teammate Ola Kamara blocked an errant London Woodberry pass deep in New England’s defensive half. Kamara picked out the Argentine with a clever pass inside the box that Higuain coolly buried.
The Revolution created more chances in the latter stages of the second half. Kei Kamara forced a goal-line clearance out of former teammate Michael Parkurst that nearly cut the Crew SC lead in half and Juan Agudelo had a close-range effort saved by Steve Clark.