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Zardes hat trick gives Crew 3-2 win over Minnesota United
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Gyasi Zardes completed a hat trick in the 83rd minute to give the Columbus Crew a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United on Sunday and a fifth seed in the playoffs as the Major League Soccer regular season concluded.
The Crew (14-11-9) were assured of a playoff spot with a win but had secured the berth earlier when Montreal lost. All season finales started at the same time, but there was a long weather delay in Columbus.
Columbus will play at fourth-seeded D.C. United in a Knockout Round game on Wednesday or Thursday. (MORE)
|Minnesota Team Stats (Rank)|
|Goals Allowed:||71 (2)|
|Penalty Kick Goals:||1 (23)|
|Shots on Goal:||143 (19)|
|Yellow Cards:||70 (21)|
|Red Cards:||7 (22)|
|No recent injuries|