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Crew score twice in OT, beat Nashville to reach East finals

The third-seeded Crew will host eighth-seeded New England next Sunday for a spot in the MLS Cup.
Credit: Major League Soccer
Columbus Crew SC plays against Nashville SC in a match at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus on Nov. 29, 2020.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Pedros Santos and Gyasi Zardes scored three minutes apart early in overtime and the Columbus Crew beat expansion Nashville SC 2-0 on Sunday to advance to the MLS Eastern Conference finals.

The third-seeded Crew will host eighth-seeded New England next Sunday for a spot in the MLS Cup.

The Revolution beat Orlando City 3-1 earlier Sunday.

Santos scored in the 99th minute off a feed from Zardes near the center of the net, ending seventh-seeded Nashville’s shutout streak at more than 200 minutes.

Zardes struck in the 102nd on a breakaway off Luis Díaz’s deft lead pass.

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