Medina, Johnson help NYCFC beat Crew, stay unbeaten at home
NEW YORK (AP) — Jesus Medina scored his fourth MLS goal and Sean Johnson had five saves to help New York City FC beat the Columbus Crew 2-0 on Saturday night.
Johnson has three consecutive shutouts, giving him a career-high and MLS-leading eight this season.
Medina chipped in from the top of the 6-yard box to open the scoring in the 80th minute. Jonathan Lewis intercepted a pass from goalkeeper Zack Steffen and ripped a first-timer off the left post, but the rebound went directly back to Lewis. He slipped around two defenders and rolled a cross to Medina, who casually trapped it before finishing into an open net.
New York City (12-4-4) has outscored its opponents 27-4 and is unbeaten, with one tie, in 11 home matches this season. NYCFC was without three of its top four scorers this season: David Villa, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi and Jo Inge Berget. That trio has 20 of the team’s 40 goals this season.
Columbus (8-7-6) was shutout for the fourth time in its last five games.