Federico Higuain made history, getting his 50th assist to officially join MLS’s 50-50 club, as Columbus Crew SC cruised to a 3-1 win over DC United on Saturday evening at MAPFRE Stadium.
The Higuain-assisted 40th minute goal, a corner kick headed in by MLS veteran Ricardo Clark, put the Crew SC up for good during a flurry of first-half action. Milton Valenzuela and Yamil Asad traded goals for the teams in the 20th and 30th minutes respectively.
Two minutes after Clark’s goal, Pedro Santos gave Columbus a cushion on a deftly-worked counter-attack goal to close out the scoring for the half — and, as matters would develop, for the match.
With the win – and NYCFC’s road draw to the New England Revolution – Columbus are on top of the Eastern Conference standings, level on points in pole position after 4 matches. D.C. United have yet to win in 2018.