D.C. United made 21 attempts at goal on Saturday. That is three times as many as the Crew made. The 21 chances included six shots on target, eight shots off target, and seven blocked chances. With ringers off the post, and big saves by Crew keeper Andy Gruenenbaum, United fell short but not for lack of opportunities created. Watch: Match highlights
The Black-and-Red had a passing accuracy of 82% and completed 454 passes at Crew Stadium. Both teams played with four in the midfield, which made for a busy center of the pitch, but United was able to move the ball around well despite the crowd.
One fire engulfed the scoreboard at Crew Stadium on Saturday night. The fire, which began 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled kickoff, delayed the game by 50 minutes. No injuries were reported, and the Columbus Fire Department was quick to put out the flames. Watch: Crew President Mark McCullers' official statement regarding the fire.