Crew rally for 4-1 win over Rapids



COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Andres Mendoza scored twice and the Columbus Crew rallied to beat the short-handed Colorado Rapids 4-1 Sunday night.

Mendoza’s seventh goal — sixth in the past six games — made it 3-1 in the 48th minute and Tommy Heinemann added his first Major League Soccer score nine minutes later.

Both goals came after Conor Casey was sent off after sliding into the head of goalkeeper William Hesmer with his knee in the 29th minute. Casey gave the Rapids a 1-0 lead in the 5th minute.

It was the seventh time this season the Crew (6-4-6) have had an opponent red-carded.

A pair of Colorado (5-5-7) turnovers let the Crew take the lead on goals by Eddie Gaven in the 12th minute and Mendoza in the 18th.