The Columbus crew will have a better start for their CONCACAF Champions League in Nicaragua this Thursday. The Ohio State defeated Real Esteli 4-0 in the first leg of the 16th round.
Gyasi Zardes scored twice. He first started scoring in the 19th minute and then gave his team a three-point lead 14 minutes later. Zardes especially made his first goal. He first took advantage of a communication error between two opposing defenders and stole the ball from them, making the IQ more than the opponent’s goalkeeper.
Jonathan Mensah and Pedro Santos took penalties and scored goals from other teams.
Despite the high scores, it seemed to be a single game, but the team’s goalkeeper Eloy Room (Eloy Room) was put to the test. The 32-year-old man turned 5 balls and was turned away.
The second race will be held in the United States on April 15.