Credit to the Portland Timbers, you could see despite a few players missing that they're a dangerous team.
There were a few times that Zack Steffen literally saved our cheddar.
The young fella with the good gloves 👐— Columbus Crew SC (@ColumbusCrewSC) March 26, 2017
CC: @zackstef_23#CrewSC#CLBvPOR 2-1 pic.twitter.com/IwS7Q6WHI5
As a result, this game gives even more in the positive sign category when combined with DC United.
Who were not a very dangerous team, especially in the offense sense.
- I think Niko Hansen is a heck of a talent. Especially in terms of how MLS drafts usually go. Good speed, good ball skill, and can finish.
He picked a corner against Seattle in the Carolina Challenge Cup and did well to almost finish a difficult one against Charleston. No doubts again when given an opportunity tonight.
Harder than it sounds in soccer and Crew are not an exception to that rule. Actually defined them a bit in 2016, could use someone other than Ola that can do that from another spot on the field consistently.
He'll never forget that one.— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 26, 2017
Niko Hansen puts #CrewSC ahead on his MLS debut! #CLBvPOR https://t.co/c0OohNI6hv
Niko was the rookie that I was the most excited to see at the start of the season. I'm glad we finally did.
Worked out for the Crew.
-I thought Federico looked lively. One of his better performances in a long while, well lets combine that with the last week.
Gave him one of my top performer honors for his one pass to Ola against DC United that led to the first PK.
If he keeps his passing form there; along with his missile cross that probably caught even Ola off guard yesterday. Got no problems with Pipa.If you keep passing like that. Got no problems here. 👍 Good couple of weeks from Higuain in my opinion. #CrewSC pic.twitter.com/bP4ptJQANS— CREWTURE Est.2008 (@CrewtureFanzine) March 26, 2017
He was even beating multiple Timbers players on a couple of occasions yesterday. I was like who is this guy?
Keep it up.
-Artur and Trapp both looked very good yesterday. Seems like that combination just needed some time to gel which is natural. Starting to like everything there.
-Most importantly, two things occurred yesterday that wouldn't of occurred very much last year.
We came back from 1-0 down.
We didn't settle for a tie and found a winner at home. That's even a right step compared to the opener this year.
We must win at home every time.
Need to get back to making home the fortress it should be.
🤹♂️ And then @OlaKamara waved his wand to make this magic happen.#CrewSc #CLBvPOR pic.twitter.com/4nOqWwGgLR— Columbus Crew SC (@ColumbusCrewSC) March 26, 2017
What a night! 3️⃣goals & 3️⃣points 👏 @JustinMeram, Ola Kamara, Niko Hansen #crewsc pic.twitter.com/19lTaQnCdK— Miranda Dumm (@mir_dumm) March 26, 2017