by Carlos Mojica
COLUMBUS, OH.[4.20.2014] On Saturday, the Columbus Crew and DC United played to a 1-1 draw in what was a very exciting match between two old rivals.Although Columbus Crew dominated the run of play, this game marked the second home fixture in a row in which the Crew failed to come away with the three points, something that did not sit well with Crew coach Gregg Berhalter.
“I think our game wasn’t on today and I’m disappointed in that more than anything,” said Berhalter. “We did it to ourselves.”
He was, however, quick to commend his players on their efforts.
“We have to get better but that effort to not give up in that game and get something out of that game to me was spectacular,” Berhalter said.
Héctor Jimenéz seemed to agree with him.
“It shows a lot. Even though we didn’t have a great start again, going down 1-0, I love that we took that challenge and we didn’t back down,” he said.
Giancarlo Gonzalez once again made headlines for all the wrong reasons, Last week, the Costa Rican defender was drew the ire of San José fans when he elbowed Chris Wondolowski, before diving, something that earned him a fine from the disciplinary committee.
This week, Gonzalez drew the ire of DC fans when he pulled down Eddie Johnson at the edge of the penalty box, denying what was a clear goal scoring opportunity.
When asked about the Gonzalez incident, Berhalter first hesitated, and then refused to comment on the decision made by the official.