June 30, 2022

Columbus Crew midfielder Lucas Zelarayan, left, shields the ball as Toronto FC defender Kadin Chung defends throughout the second half of an MLS soccer match on Saturday, March 12, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio.Joe Maiorana/The Related Press

Lucas Zelarayan and Derrick Etienne Jr. every had a objective and an help to assist the Columbus Crew rally to a 2-1 win in opposition to visiting Toronto FC on Saturday.

Jesus Jimenez scored within the 14th minute for Toronto (0-2-1, 1 level) earlier than Zelarayan prolonged his objective streak to 6 video games within the 56th minute to forge a tie. Etienne scored the successful objective within the sixty fifth minute for the Crew (2-0-1, 7 factors).

Columbus has 5 wins and a attract six video games relationship to final season, whereas Toronto FC have a 0-5-4 mark of their previous 9 video games.

Zelarayan tied it with a 22-yard shot for his fourth objective of the season, matching his 4 in three video games to finish the 2021 marketing campaign.

Etienne scored his second of the season after Zelarayan’s free kick into the field was headed down by Jonathan Mensah. Etienne swooped in with a side-volley that deflected off Toronto midfielder Jonathan Osorio.

“I needed to be extra aggressive on all components of the sphere,” Etienne stated afterward.

Situations had been depressing for the Crew’s second residence recreation of the season with swirling flurries, a kickoff temperature of 23 levels and a wind chill of 10.

Columbus allowed two late corner-kick objectives to 10-man San Jose in a 3-3 draw the earlier match.

Toronto not directly scored off a set piece for the 1-0 lead.

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The Crew didn’t clear a nook and the Reds maintained possession lengthy sufficient for Alejandro Pozuelo to whip a pinpoint cross to an open Jimenez for the header from the center of the field.

The Crew’s Eloy Room made 5 saves, 4 within the first half.

Alex Bono had three of his 5 saves within the opening half.

Toronto sustained an early blow when ahead Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty left with an undisclosed harm. He was changed by Ifunanyachi Achara.

Toronto FC host D.C. United subsequent Saturday, whereas the Crew play on the New York Purple Bulls on March 20.