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Jimenez scores in 90th and Crew tie Union 1-1

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm •  Published: April 19, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hector Jimenez scored in the 90th minute to lift the short-handed Columbus Crew into a 1-1 tie with D.C. United on Saturday night.

Jimenez took a long ball from Wil Trapp on the left flank and fired a perfect shot from 18 yards into the upper right corner for his first goal of the season.

"I saw a little gap and was luckily able to bend it in there," Jimenez said.

The Crew (3-1-2) were playing with 10 men after Bernardo Anor was sent off for a two-footed tackle on Perry Kitchen in the 81st minute.

"What I like the most is our team didn't back down when we were down a man," Jimenez said.

The Crew appeared headed to a second straight home shutout defeat before Trapp tracked down D.C. forward Fabian Espindola as he headed toward the Columbus goal.

Trapp quickly turned the play the other way with a 40-yard pass to Jimenez.

"We gave the ball away in a bad spot and we were on a 3 v. 2 counter," Trapp said. "I guessed right on Espindola cutting back. I saw Hector was open. He did the rest. The finish was perfect."

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