Columbus chalk up first win after five-game losing streak
The Crew earned the win at home over LA Galaxy to end their losing streak while Zlatan Ibrahimovic's side suffered a second loss in a row.
Columbus Crew desperately needed to turn around the losing streak they were going through while facing one of the best teams in the league, but their hopes were high since LA Galaxy went into the game on the back of a loss.
Zardes was the one to take charge, opening the scoring and with that boosting his team's morale and galvanising the home side at the back, who stopped Galaxy's every attempt on goal. Ibrahimovic's side lost an important element in Jona dos Santos, Galaxy's midfield mastermind, and that affected their ability to create goal-scoring opportunities.
The Crew had Federico Higuaín commanding the game, and in the second half the Argentine increased the lead carved out through Zardes, with Jiménez adding another to leave the visitors staring at another defeat. However, Steres scored a late consolation for Galaxy to add a bit of gloss to the scoreline.