Ben Olsen put the game out of reach with a goal just before the half.
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Tony's take: Playoff push

undefeated in their last 13 matches. Despite the daunting numbers and statistics stacked against them, D.C. United has had success against Columbus this season, beating them once with two draws.

For the first time since the match at San Jose on May 5, D.C. United should have an entirely healthy roster for the trip to Columbus. The depth at every position could go a long way in helping United get road win number two. Columbus is on an amazing streak, but earlier this season the Crew had a five-game unbeaten streak snapped by D.C. United. If United can repeat that accomplishment it will make the final three weeks of the season very interesting and might give D.C. a chance to sneak into first place in the Eastern Conference just in time for the playoffs.

Tony Limarzi provides live match commentary for all D.C. United games in English on WMET. He also contributes a column to, which runs every Monday.

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