Federico Higuain, seen here against FC Dallas, converted from the penalty spot in the 27th minute and capped the win with a goal in stoppage time.
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) -
Federico Higuain tallied a goal in each half as the Columbus Crew's 2014 MLS season got off to a flying start on Saturday with a 3-0 win over D.C. United at RFK Stadium.
Jairo Arrieta opened the scoring in the 18th for Columbus, which was playing its first match under new head coach Gregg Berhalter, while Higuain converted from the penalty spot in the 27th minute and capped the win with a goal in stoppage time.
United won just three games last season, and after a disappointing start to this campaign, head coach Ben Olsen will hope this isn't a sign of things to come.
The opening goal came after some nice build up play from Columbus that saw Josh Williams make a run down the right wing and get in behind the United defense. He then crossed the ball to the front of goal for Arrieta, who applied the final touch.