Columbus travels to play FC Cincinnati on Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lukas Zelarayan and Malte Amundsen scored in the first half and Patrik Schulte put them up. Columbus Crew cleaned up Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Zelarayan gave Columbus (5-4-3) a 1-0 lead when he scored in the 25th minute. Cucha Hernandez had an assist on Zelarayan’s fifth goal in his 10th game of the season.
The Crew led 2-0 at half-time after defender Amundsen scored his first goal of the season off an assist from Alexandre Matan in the 43rd minute. Amundsen came on as a substitute this season and played 13 minutes. Amundsen’s only other MLS goal came while playing for New York City FC in 2021.
It was the first meeting between the clubs since Crewe beat Galaxy 3-1 in May 2019. Columbus improved to 4-0-2 in their last six home games against LA. The Galaxy’s last win in Columbus was a 1-0 win in September 2011.
The Galaxy fell to 0-5-2 in their last seven road games dating back to last season’s playoffs, including their last five in shutouts. It’s Los Angeles’ longest road hitting streak since a six-game hitting streak in 2004-05.
Columbus had a 10-9 advantage in shots and a 3-2 advantage in shots on goal.
Patrick Schulte made two saves to earn a clean sheet for the team. Jonathan Bond had one save for LA (2-7-3).
Columbus travels to play FC Cincinnati on Saturday. The Galaxy will travel to DC United on Saturday.