Crew SC: Black and Gold blitz DC early for 3-1 win to stay unbeaten


COLUMBUS -- So is it fitting or ironic that in the season which could be Crew SC's final in Columbus, the team is off to its best start since 2010.

Columbus Crew SC sailed to the top of the Eastern Conference standings with a historic thrashing of D.C. United. In a fiery first half, Columbus put up three goals to secure all three points polishing off a 3-1 victory to continue its 14 regular-season match unbeaten run.

Crew SC midfield magician Federico Higuain firmly cemented himself in Black & Gold lore, becoming the first Columbus-exclusive member of Major League Soccer's prestigious 50-goals, 50-assists club. He joins former Crew SC player Brian McBride and Jeff Cunningham, but they achieved their membership with multiple clubs — including Columbus. Higuain finished the match with two total assists, overtaking Robert Warzycha as the club's all-time leader in regular-season game-winning assists with 17, while also guiding Crew SC to it's 100th regular-season goal scored against D.C. United.

Higuain is just the 19th player in MLS history to score 50 goals and provide 50 assists in his career, and he is only the sixth player to do so with one club.

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