Columbus Crew dismantled Atlanta United 4-2 at Lower.com Field to punch their ticket to the Eastern Conference semifinals in the MLS Cup playoffs.
When two of the leading attacking teams in MLS meet up, there was bound to be high-scoring moments. Columbus ground out a 2-0 result in game one, before Atlanta equalized the series with a 4-2 victory in game two for a combined 12 goals in two games.
But the Crew returned stronger for game three, returning the favor at home by winning with the exact same scoreline to inch closer to bringing home MLS Cup.
A pair of long-range efforts from…