Crew tie Islanders

Crew clinches spot in CONCACAF quarterfinals

October 20, 2009

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- The Columbus Crew secured a spot in the CONCACAF quarterfinals Tuesday night with a 1-1 tie against the Puerto Rico Islanders.

Columbus, which has clinched first place in the MLS' Eastern Conference, came from behind to tie with 16 minutes to play on a strike by Emilio Renteria, who was rebounding a shot by Steven Lenhart.

The Islanders had scored at 33 minutes on a shot that Noah Delgado sent past goalkeeper William Hesmer.

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