Columbus Crew win 2nd MLS title, beating Seattle 3-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) No matter the absences from the lineup or the opponent, Caleb Porter implored the Columbus Crew to impose themselves.
Porter's players responded, putting aside the recent history of the defending champion Seattle Sounders and capping the most unpredictable of MLS seasons with one of the league's original franchises raising a championship trophy.
"We were not going to let history in the past determine today," Porter said. "This is our year. This is going to be our year, it was going to be our day, it was going to be our trophy. And that was my message before the game. I don't care what they've done in the past, it's going to be decided on today." (MORE)
|Columbus Team Stats (Rank)|
|Goals Allowed:||21 (25)|
|Penalty Kick Goals:||1 (17)|
|Shots on Goal:||91 (18)|
|Yellow Cards:||45 (19)|
|Red Cards:||0 (4)|
|No recent injuries|