Galaxy 2, Crew 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Clint Mathis scored on a header in the 87th minute as the Los Angeles Galaxy tied Columbus 2-2 on Saturday night in frosty Crew Stadium.
The temperature at the start was 35 degrees with wind that dropped the wind-chill factor to 19 degrees. There were intermittent snow flurries earlier in the day.
The paid attendance was announced as 10,797, but it didn’t appear that more than half that many were on hand.
Dante Washington scored two goals for the Crew (1-2-1). The Galaxy improved to 2-0-2.
Washington gave the Crew a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal in the 15th minute, but Ezra Hendrickson countered three minutes later with a score over the outstretched right hand of diving Columbus goalkeeper Mark Dougherty.
After a corner kick in the 67th minute, Washington scored the go-ahead goal when he got a clear kick despite heavy traffic in front of the Galaxy goal. He easily beat goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, the best at his position in the MLS a year ago while allowing less than a goal a game.
Mathis knotted things again with his header in the 87th minute. Zak Ibsen and Sasha Victorine assisted on the play.
The Galaxy had an opportunity to win in regulation, but Mathis’ attempt was kicked away by Columbus defender Ansil Elcock in the 88th minute.
The Galaxy scored eight goals in their first three matches, the most goals of any team in the league. Forward Cobi Jones scored four times _ one more than the entire Crew team in its three matches. Jones failed to score for the first time this season.
Columbus, 7-3-1 in the series with Los Angeles, avoided falling to 1-3 for the first time in franchise history.