Offense a struggle for Crew this season
Columbus, OH, United States (AHN Sports) – You can’t win games if you don’t score goals and that is a lesson that is certainly not lost on the Columbus Crew so far this season.
The Crew suffered another close loss, 1-0, to Vancouver on Saturday and once again had trouble generating offense.
Columbus (2-4-1) is struggling offensively having scored just six goals in seven matches. A disallowed goal, a shot off the cross bar and a disallowed goal on an offsides call doomed the Crew against the Whitecaps.
Breaks like that are tough to take for a team struggling to find the back of the net. Columbus dominated the run of play for long stretches in one of its better performances of the season but still could not turn their effort into goals.
Columbus dominated for long stretches in what many players say was their top performance of 2012. But they came up empty again.
“It was our best game during the season,” Milovan Mirosevic said. “Incredibly we lose it. Of course, we’re frustrated. I felt we had the ball the whole time. Football is like this. They had only one chance, if you can call it a chance. It was a bit of luck.”
Columbus has been shut out three times in seven games this season and scored a season-high two goals twice. The Crew has a pair of shutouts themselves and have been outscored 10-7 this season.