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Columbus Steals A Point On The Road At Cincinnati


Picture Credits: Columbus Crew Twitter


What an eventful game this turned out to be, literally from kick-off. Just 25 seconds into the match, Cincinnati's Edgar Castillo put the ball into the back of the net. With Columbus already stretched thin, and starting the game without a true number 9, getting a draw after being 2-0 down and down a man for little over half of the match on the road is a great result. Here are some takeaways from last night's Hell Is Real Derby.


Takeaways

Lucas Zelerayan Is A Star In Major League Soccer

If you have not heard of Lucas Zelerayan, you must have been living under a rock. Lucas is the star of the reigning MLS Cup Champions, and he continues to be as the season progresses. Having scored and assisted the goals last night, it is evident that the eight million dollar price tag from Tigres was a bargain. If Lucas keeps up the form he has been on this season, there is no reason who should not be in the League MVP discussion.


The Character Of Columbus

After being down 2-0 and losing a man, the Crew could have just packed it in and shut down. But they did not do that. They fought back, and earned a massive road point with the circumstances that were presented throughout the game.


It Is All About Survival For The Time Being

With the Crew having lost upwards of 9 players due to international duty and injuries, the next month or so is all about trying to pick up as many points as possible. The next month will show just how good the Crew are, and will show the character of the team.


Miguel Berry May Be A Reliable Striker For The Time Being

Miguel Berry ended up scoring the game tying goal in the 79th minute for what was his first career MLS goal. While Gyasi Zardes is away on international duty and Bradley Wright-Phillips is battling back from an injury, Berry showed that he is capable of scoring goals in the MLS last night, and could be the answer the Crew need while waiting for those two guys to come back.


Picture Credits: Columbus Crew Twitter


Whats Next?

The Columbus Crew will head back to their new home Lower.com Field for the next two games. First up is NYCFC this Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Columbus will look to get back to winning ways, as they have failed to get all three points in the last 4 games.