MATCH RECAP, pres. by Provident Bank: Red Bulls Drop Leg 1, 1-0

He didn't get the start on Sunday, but Federico Higuain made his presence felt in Columbus Crew SC's 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Higuain subbed on at halftime after playing in 120 minutes in Crew SC's Knockout Round win against D.C. United. 16 minutes later he played a deft backheel to a streaking Gyasi Zardes, who was able finish past RBNY goalkeeper Luis Robles. The assist added to Higuain's production in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs, after he scored both goals against United.

Neither team created many chances at MAPFRE Stadium, as they combined for just five shots on target. RBNY's best chance came in the dying moments, as Kaku found Bradley Wright-Phillips over the Crew SC defense. The Englishman flicked a header to the back post but Zack Steffen was able to get down with his left hand and prevent the equalizer.

Goals

  • 61' — CLB — Gyasi Zardes | WATCH

Next Up

  • Sunday, November 11 vs. Columbus Crew SC

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