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Oct 25, 2015 at 9pm UK at ​Columbus Crew Stadium
Columbus Crew
5-0
DC United
McInerney (25'), Meram (54'), Finlay (66', 67'), Schoenfeld (80')
McInerney (59')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Kemp (58')

Result: Columbus Crew clinch Eastern Conference semi-final berth with win over DC United

Columbus Crew thrash DC United 5-0 on Decision Day to earn a bye to the MLS Eastern Conference playoff semi-final.

Columbus Crew have received a bye through to the Eastern Conference semi-finals after beating DC United 2-0.

Jack McInerney caused problems to the DC defence from the start and forced Bill Hamid into two saves.

The striker did eventually net his fifth goal of the season in the 25th minute to give Crew the lead.

Fabian Espindola's shot was saved by Steve Clark and the Crew goalkeeper kept out a Sean Franklin header to ensure that his team would go in at the break with the lead.

Justin Meram doubled Crew's lead in the 52nd minute when he beat the offside trap to finish from close range.

Ethan Finlay confirmed the win with Crew's third as McInerney played him in to tap in to an empty net.

The 25-year-old added a fourth just a minute later when he turned past Taylor Kemp and beat Hamid.

Aaron Schoenfeld added a fifth in the 79th minute when he slid in to divert a cross into the net.

Finlay thought he had sealed his hat-trick in stoppage time but Hamid came out to parry the ball behind.

DC United will host New England Revolution in the playoff knockout round next week.

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