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Paule want a hat trick? Crew win 3-1

Columbus Crew Stadium

Scoring Summary:
CLB -- Ross Paule 5 (Edson Buddle 1, Tony Sanneh 1) 26
CLB -- Ross Paule 6 (unassisted) 41
LA -- Joseph Ngwenya 4 (unassisted) 46+
CLB -- Ross Paule 7 (penalty kick) 68

Los Angeles Galaxy -- Kevin Hartman, Ryan Suarez, Hong Myung-Bo (Arturo Torres 42), Danny Califf, Chris Albright, Ned Grabavoy (Guillermo Gonzalez 58), Andreas Herzog (Josh Gardner 76), Peter Vagenas, Sasha Victorine, Jovan Kirovski, Joseph Ngwenya.

Substitutes Not Used: Dan Popik, Scot Thompson.

TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Jovan Kirovski 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Jovan Kirovski 2); FOULS: 12 (Ryan Suarez 5); OFFSIDES: 6 (Joseph Ngwenya 3); CORNER KICKS: 4 (Jovan Kirovski 4); SAVES: 6 (Kevin Hartman 6)

Columbus Crew -- Jon Busch, Nelson Akwari, Robin Fraser, Chad Marshall, Duncan Oughton, Simon Elliott, Ross Paule, Tony Sanneh (Manny Lagos 82), Chris Wingert, Kyle Martino (Jeff Cunningham 57), Edson Buddle (Michael Ritch 65).

Substitutes Not Used: Devin Barclay, Clint Baumstark, Eric Denton, Brian Maisonneuve, Danny Szetela, David Testo.

TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (3 tied with 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (Ross Paule 3); FOULS: 15 (Chad Marshall 5); OFFSIDES: 2 (Edson Buddle 1, Duncan Oughton 1); CORNER KICKS: 2 (Ross Paule 2); SAVES: 4 (Jon Busch 4)

Misconduct Summary:
LA -- Andreas Herzog (caution; Deliberate Handball) 42
LA -- Ryan Suarez (caution; Dissent) 66
CLB -- Chris Wingert (caution; Professional Foul) 70
CLB -- Michael Ritch (caution; Professional Foul) 81

Referee: Mark Geiger
Referee's Assistants: -Craig Lowry; Richard Eddy
4th Official: Hilario Grajeda
Attendance: 17,928
Time of Game: 1:52
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-83-degrees

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.

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