Late equalizer forces Columbus to settle for CCL tie

Late equalizer forces Columbus to settle for CCL tie

MLS- Columbus Crew

Late equalizer forces Columbus to settle for CCL tie

CONCACAF CL

The Columbus Crew had a chance to become the first MLS team to reach the knockout rounds of the CONCACAF Champions League, but fell short with just seconds remaining as a late equalizer forced the Crew to settle for a 1-1 tie vs. Deportivo Saprissa at Crew Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Crew looked on its way to clinching a top-two spot in its group before Alexander Robinson headed home an equalizer in the second minute of stoppage time to negate a first-half penalty kick from Robbie Rogers.

The tie means Columbus must wait until its final group stage match, at Puerto Rico on Oct. 20 to try to secure a berth in the knockout rounds. A win or tie vs. Puerto Rico secures the spot for the Crew, while a Deportivo Saprissa loss at home to Cruz Azul on Oct. 20 would also clinch the spot for Columbus.

What did you think of the Crew's performance on Tuesday? Disappointed Columbus wasn't able to qualify for the second round? Confident the Crew will be able to get a point in Puerto Rico?

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