MetroStars Defeat Crew 2-1
Aug. 15, 2005
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ Youri Djorkaeff's shot deflected off a defender and into the goal in the 66th minute to give the MetroStars a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew in a game delayed for more than an hour by severe weather on Sunday night.
Columbus had a chance to tie the game in stoppage time, but Metrostars goalie Tony Meola made his fourth and final save of the night on a tough shot by Cornell Glen. The win was Meola's 91st career victory, putting him fourth in MLS history.
Djorkaeff took a pass from Galvan Rey and fired a shot that bounced off Columbus defender Chris Wingert and got past keeper Jonny Walker. The own goal gave the MetroStars a 2-1 lead.
Rey had the other goal for the MetroStars (8-7-8), who increased their home unbeaten streak to eight games. John Wolyniec scored in the 12th minute for the Crew (6-12-3).
The game was halted in the 22nd minute due to a severe thunderstorm that forced the suspension of action for 1 hour, 32 minutes.