The Columbus Crew's first-team offensive outburst was apparently contagious.
A day after the Crew broke out for three goals in a 3-3 draw with Chivas USA, the Crew's reserves posted six unanswered goals in a 6-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Monday.
Rookie Bernardo Anor and Academy player Chris Davis each scored twice, and rookies Justin Meram and Cole Grossman each found the back of the net for Columbus (3-1-0).
New York's Marcos Paullo opened the scoring in the 19th minute to give the Red Bulls reserves (0-2-0) a short-lived lead, but Grossman equalized a minute later off a feed from Meram — one of his two assists — to start the onslaught.
Here are a few more Reserve League results from the holiday weekend:
SEATTLE SILENCES PORTLAND
For the second time in 15 days, the Seattle Sounders' reserves beat those of their Pacific Northwest rival Portland.
Servando Carrasco scored off a free kick, and David Estrada scored an insurance goal in the second half to lift the Sounders to a 2-0 victory in front a crowd of almost 3,400 at Jeld-Wen Field on Monday.
After coming on as a substitute against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, Fredy Montero started and played 65 minutes for the Sounders reserves (4-0-0) before giving way to Estrada.
Eddie Johnson and David Horst each hit the post with shots for Portland (1-2-0), which fell to Seattle, 3-2, in reserve play back on May 15.
MULLAN NETS EQUALIZER FOR COLORADO
Brian Mullan scored an equalizer to help the Colorado Rapids salvage a 1-1 draw with 10-man Sporting Kansas City on Sunday.
Mullan, suspended for 10 league games for his tackle that broke Steve Zakuani's leg, volleyed home Josh Janierre's corner kick to level the score for the Rapids (0-3-1).
Korede Aiyegbusi scored for Sporting KC (1-1-2), which saw trialist Omar Colley get sent off in the 52nd minute for receiving his second caution.
DALLAS TAKES RESERVE TEXAS DERBY
Ruben Luna scored a pair of goals, and his 50th-minute effort turned out to be the game-winner, as FC Dallas topped Texas rival Houston, 3-2, on Sunday.
Eric Avila opened the scoring in the 18th minute, and Luna doubled the lead before halftime. Dynamo Academy player Chance Bergen cut the lead in half two minutes into the second half, but Luna scored again just three minutes later to rebuild the cushion for FCD (3-0-0).
Jason Garey netted a consolation goal in the 83rd minute off a feed from rookie Josue Soto, who assisted on both goals for the Dynamo (2-2-0).
UNION, TFC PLAY SCORELESS DRAW
Toronto FC goalkeeper Milos Kocic and Philadelphia Union rookie keeper Zac MacMath produced dueling clean sheets, as Toronto and Philadelphia played to a scoreless draw on Sunday at BMO Field.
Kocic received some help from out-of-favor defender Nana Attakora, who cleared a shot off the line in the first half. Toronto's reserves are now 0-1-1, while Philadelphia's are 1-1-1.
What do you think about the latest batch of Reserve results? Think Columbus' rookies should get more of a look with the first team? Think Mullan should be able to play in reserve games while he's still suspended?
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