MLS Cup Final Result: Columbus Crew-New York Red Bulls

Sigi Schmid 3 Galaxy 1

Columbus Crew 3 New York Red Bulls 1

Justice is served, MLS MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto is a worthy MLS Cup MVP with a record three assists in an MLS Cup game and Crew Coach Sigi Schmid has his second MLS title in the home of his former employer in the South Bay where he has lived so long.

The third goal, especially, was a thing of beauty as a supremely confident Schelotto flicked an impudent ball over four Red Bull defenders that Frankie Hejduk connected with by sending a close-range header past Danny Cepero.

Schelotto could even have had a goal; he cracked a 20-yard shot off the bar in the 77th minute.

The Red Bulls had struck first six minutes after the break, the dangerous Dane Richards beating four defenders with a simple three-yard ball to John Wolyniec, who equalized.

But the Crew was back in the lead within a minute, MLS Defender of the Year Chad Marshall turning into the attacker of the moment, heading home a Schelotto corner kick.

I’ll have more later.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!
  • Mike in LA

    So it’s LA Galaxy 1 – Sigi Schmidt 1 in MLS Cups since he left LA. Big f’n deal.

    You need a new routine…

  • Ben

    The game came alive after the equalizer and then Crews’ second goal.

    Hejduks’ goal, specially Schellottos’ pass was out of this world.

    Atmosphere solala – great to see the Riot Squad present.

    Garber messing up the trophy/captain thing, shit happens… nice new trophy though.

    Glad the best team over the whole season won it. Hope somehow Rogers stays in LA…

  • Joseph D’Hippolito

    Tim Leiweke’s second-worst nightmare: Seeing Sigi Schmid raise MLS Cup at the Home Depot Center.

    Tim Leiweke’s worst nightmare: Seeing Chivas USA raise MLS Cup at the Home Depot Center.