It was a more familiar face who opened the scoring, though, as the Crew's Pedro Santos netted in the 40th minute with a first-time effort from inside the area.
Vancouver responded early in the second half with a well-taken diving header from No. 4 overall SuperDraft pick Ryan Raposo.
- 40' — CLB — Pedro Santos
- 51' — VAN — Ryan Raposo
Vancouver starting XI: Maxime Crepeau; Cole Dasilva^, Amer Didic^, Derek Cornelius, Ali Adnan; In-beom Hwang, Andy Rose, Russell Teibert; Theo Bair, Lucas Cavallini, Yordy Reyna
Vancouver second-half XI: Thomas Hasal; Jake Nerwinski, Amer Didic^, Derek Cornelius, Cristian Gutierrez; Patrick Metcalfe, Aboubacar Sissoko^, Russell Teibert; Theo Bair, Tosaint Ricketts, Ryan Raposo
Columbus starting XI: Eloy Room; Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah, Vito Wormgoor, Milton Valenzuela; Darlington Nagbe, Artur; Youness Mokhtar, Lucas Zelarayan, Pedro Santos; Jordan Hamilton