Ohio State didn't get a chance to beat Michigan this weekend, but the Crew gave Columbus something else to cheer about instead.
They captured their first MLS Cup since 2008 on Saturday evening, taking down the Seattle Sounders, 3-0, at Mapfre Stadium. The title comes just a little more than two years after a herculean effort from supporters of the Crew kept the soccer team in Columbus after former owner Anthony Precourt attempted to move it to Austin, Texas.
Two first-half goals gave the Crew an important 2-0 lead by halftime.
Lucas Zelarayán, a 28-year-old from Argentina, first put Columbus on the board in the 24th minute. He finished off of a cross from Harrison Afful.
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Six minutes later, Derrick Etienne Jr. added the second goal for the Crew.
Zelarayán scored the third and final goal in the 81st minute.
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