COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Meram had a goal and two assists and Columbus beat New York City FC 3-2 on Saturday night for its first victory of the season.
Meram’s second goal of the season came when he drove home a centering pass from Ethan Finlay in the 80th minute.READ MORE: Walker Scores 19, Knicks Romp To End 15-Game Skid Vs 76ers
Meram had helpers on Finlay’s first goal in the seventh minute and Kei Kamara’s second in the 49th minute that gave the Crew (1-3-2) a 2-1 lead. Kamara had seven shots, but only the last one was on goal. Columbus had 15 shots, but only three on target.READ MORE: Flames Use 4-Goal Outburst In 1st Period To Beat Devils
David Villa tied it for New York in the 18th minute when he headed a high cross from Andoni Iroala and added his fourth of the season on a penalty kick in the 87th minute.
NYC (1-2-3) upped the pressure at the end, but had its winless streak stretch to five games when Steve Clark made a point-blank save on Patrick Mullins in stoppage time.MORE NEWS: New York Weather: CBS2’s 10/27 Wednesday Morning Forecast
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