Strike tandem lead Crew past Fire

Columbus Crew Stadium

Scoring Summary:
CLB -- Edson Buddle 3 (Ross Paule 1) 43
CLB -- Jeff Cunningham 6 (Kyle Martino 2) 44

Chicago Fire -- Henry Ring, Evan Whitfield, Jim Curtin, Kelly Gray, Justin Mapp (Sumed Ibrahim 77), Chris Armas, Logan Pause (Nate Jaqua 71), Andy Williams, DaMarcus Beasley, Damani Ralph, Ante Razov (Orlando Perez 80).

Substitutes Not Used: Denny Clanton, D.J. Countess.

TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Ante Razov 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (DaMarcus Beasley 1, Jim Curtin 1); FOULS: 11 (Chris Armas 3); OFFSIDES: 6 (Ante Razov 3); CORNER KICKS: 2 (Chris Armas 1, Andy Williams 1); SAVES: 7 (Henry Ring 7)

Columbus Crew -- Jon Busch, Duncan Oughton, Robin Fraser, Nelson Akwari, Chris Wingert (Jake Traeger 87), Simon Elliott, Kyle Martino, Ross Paule, Eric Denton, Edson Buddle (Michael Ritch 89), Jeff Cunningham (Erick Scott 89).

Substitutes Not Used: Devin Barclay, Clint Baumstark, Manny Lagos, Brian Maisonneuve, Jamal Sutton, David Testo.

TOTAL SHOTS: 16 (Edson Buddle 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (Edson Buddle 4); FOULS: 20 (Duncan Oughton 4); OFFSIDES: 2 (Jeff Cunningham 2); CORNER KICKS: 8 (Simon Elliott 8); SAVES: 2 (Jon Busch 2)

Misconduct Summary:
CLB -- Simon Elliott (caution; Professional Foul) 50
CHI -- Logan Pause (caution; Reckless Foul) 53
CLB -- Duncan Oughton (caution; Deliberate Handball) 54
CHI -- Jim Curtin (caution; Professional Foul) 72
CHI -- Evan Whitfield (ejection; Denied Goal Scoring Opportunity (Foul)) 85

Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee's Assistants: Greg Barkey; Bahij Salman
4th Official: Hilario Grajeda
Attendance: 13,059
Time of Game: 1:53
Weather: Cloudy-and-81-degrees

All Statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.

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