Crew Blanked At Home
Tim Cahill scored on a rebound moments after a penalty kick save by Luis Robles and New York defeated Columbus 1-0 on Saturday.
Cahill headed a rebound in the 80th minute after Andy Gruenebaum made the initial save off a shot by Jonathan Steele.
His third goal of the season came seven minutes after Robles went to his right to stop Federico Higuain's penalty after Eddie Gaven was fouled by Brandon Barklage.
New York (5-4-2) has won three straight.
Columbus (3-3-3) had its 12-game home unbeaten streak ended.
The game's first shot on goal didn't come until the 50th minute when the Crew's Jairo Arrieta struck from 20 yards. Robles finished with five saves.