Man of the match
Kekuta Manneh, MF, Crew SC: Had goal, assist against former team Game summary Columbus 1 1—2 Vancouver 1 1—2 First half: 1. Vancouver, Montero 12 (Reyna, Techera) 15th minute; 2. Columbus, Kamara 16 (Manneh) 19th.
Second: 3. Columbus, Manneh 4 (Trapp) 63rd; 4. Vancouver, Tchani 4 (Montero, Nerwinski) 90th+. Vancouver 5-6—11. Corner kicks: Columbus 2-3—5, Vancouver 3-2—5. Offsides: Columbus 0-1—1, Vancouver 0-0—0.
Yellow cards: Columbus, Williams (extra flag to checker) 27th, Abu (unsporting behavior) 33rd, Meram (extra flag to checker) 90th+; Vancouver, Watson (unsporting behavior) 56th. A: 20,592.
Lineups: Columbus— Steffen; Afful, Jimenez, Williams, Abubakar; Higuain, Manneh (Meram 70), Abu (Artur 46), Santos (Crognale 83), Trapp; Kamara. Vancouver— Ousted; Nerwinski, Harvey (Hurtado 80), Waston, Parker; Ghazal, Shea (Ibini-Isei 72), Techera (Davies 60), Tchani, Reyna; Montero. score first on the road. With that figure in mind, the 15th minute didn’t go how it might have hoped. Fredy Montero got behind the Crew’s back line and scored to give the Whitecaps a 1-0 lead. It was Montero’s 12th goal of the season.
Manneh allowed the Crew to breathe a sigh of relief in the 19th minute. He dribbled to the edge of the box, confusing Whitecaps defender Jakob Nerwinski, before crossing to forward Ola Kamara, who stuck out his right leg to draw the Crew even at 1.
From here on, the Crew will play only Eastern Conference opponents. Up first, in what will be a critical home game, are the New York Red Bulls on Saturday.