Columbus Crew SC 3, Montreal Impact 2 | 2018 MLS Match Recap
Columbus Crew SC got out to a 2-0 lead against the Montreal Impact inside of 15 minutes, lost the lead, and then won it back on a stoppage-time PK by Gyasi Zardes — adding up to a 3-2 win in Crew SC's 2018 home opener at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Federico Higuain scored his 50th career MLS regular-season goal to open the scoring, making good on a penalty awarded when Montreal's Jukka Raitala fouled Lalas Abubakar in the box. Zardes repeated last week's feat by doubling the Columbus lead moments later, finishing on a wild free-kick sequence.
Ignacio Piatti and Raheem Edwards scored 2nd-half goals to bring the Impact back from their deficit — to what appeared, until the late penalty call, to be Impact coach Remi Garde's first MLS result.