MLS: Columbus 1, Chivas USA 0

Sept. 19, 2012 at 10:02 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Justin Meram scored in the 89th minute Wednesday to push Columbus into a playoff position with a 1-0 victory over Chivas USA.

Columbus (13-10-6) jumped past D.C. United by one point into the fifth and final post-season spot in the Eastern Conference. Chivas USA (7-14-7) lost its fourth in a row and is winless in eight games.

Jairo Arrieta started the play that led to the only goal of the game, firing a shot that goalkeeper Dan Kennedy batted away.

The rebound came back to Arrieta, however, and he quickly sent the ball to Meram -- whose one-timer went in easily.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Dan Kennedy
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback