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MLS: Zardes scores twice, Crew beat FC Cincinnati 3-1

FC Cincinnati defender Andrew Gurman fights for the ball with Columbus Crew forward Gyasi Zerdes (11) in the second half of the MLS soccer match on Aug. 25, 2019, in Cincinnati. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Gyasi Zardes scored twice and the Columbus Crew beat expansion FC Cincinnati 3-1 Sunday in the second match of the rivalry.

The teams played to a 2-2 draw in their first MLS meeting at Columbus on Aug. 10.

Zardes opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, scoring on a cross from Luis Diaz. Zardes made it 2-0 when he took a cross from Harrison Afful and scored in the 33rd minute.

Diaz scored his first MLS goal from a narrow angle, giving Columbus (8-15-6) a 3-0 lead in the first minute of first-half stoppage time.

Kekuta Manneh scored for FC Cincinnati (5-19-3) in the 89th minute.

FC Cincinnati lost for the seventh time in eight matches.


FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Reto Ziegler opened the scoring with a penalty kick, Zdenek Ondrasek added two goals and an assist, and FC Dallas dealt the Houston Dynamo their fifth loss in six games.

FC Dallas' Dominique Badji drew the foul against Jose Bizama, and Ziegler converted from the spot in the 24th minute.

Jesus Ferreira made it 2-0 for FC Dallas (11-10-7) five minutes later.

Ondrasek knocked home Ryan Hollingshead's cross in the 56th minute, and made a sliding effort to finish Dominique Badji's cross in the 64th minute.

Memo Rodriguez scored for the Dynamo (9-14-4) in the 80th minute, and Michael Barrios added a stoppage time goal for FC Dallas.

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