Davis is golden as Metros take down Columbus
April 6, 2002
Brad Davis scored his first MLS goal, giving the MetroStars a 2:1 overtime win in Columbus. The goal, coming seven minutes into overtime, gave the Metros their second comeback win of the year.
Playing the Crew for the second time in two games, the Metros came out in the first half a much different team then ten days ago. For the first 45 minutes, they completely controlled the run of play, led by stellar work in midfield by Ross Paule and Daniel Hernandez. Unfortunately, no goals were produced, but it was not for a lack of good chances.
Columbus regrouped in the second half, and scored the first goal of the game in the 58th minute. Diego Serna was stripped of the ball, and John Wilmar Perez found Dante Washington, who then was confronted with one-on-one against Tim Howard and converted. Although another Columbus player was clearly offside on the play, he was judged to be not interfering and the goal stood.
The MetroStars answered ten minutes later, as Brian Kamler brought the ball up the left side, found Petter Villegas, who in turn slid the ball to Rodrigo Faria. Faria tapped it in past Tom Presthus for his second goal of the year, tying the score.
For the second time in two games, Columbus was reduced to ten men, as this time Daniel Torres was called for a red card after pulling down Serna's shirt in the 73rd minute. After a number of good chances from both sides, regulation ended scoreless.
But in the second overtime session, Davis, who had come on late in regulation, scored his first Metro goa. He picked up a rebound in the box after some good work by Faria and Serna, and easily put it past Presthus, giving the Metros a much-deserved win.
Lineup: Howard, Jolley, Addo, Petke, Kamler, Hernandez, Paule, Villegas, Mathis, Serna, Faria. Subs: Forko, Ramos, Davis.