Oct 28, 2012 at 8pm UK at ​Columbus Crew Stadium
Columbus Crew

Result: Federico Higuain brace earns Columbus Crew final day victory

Result: Higuain brace earns Crew final day victory
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Columbus Crew edge FC Toronto in a dead rubber on the final day of the regular season thanks to brace from Federico Higuain.

Columbus Crew earned a final-day victory over Toronto FC as the regular season comes to a close in Major League Soccer.

Both sides missed out on a post-season place and were left to play for pride in their last fixture of the campaign.

Federico Higuain, brother of Real Madrid striker Gonzalo, opened the scoring after 17 minutes when he slotted home a composed left-footed finish past Freddy Hall.

Toronto quickly levelled against the run of play when Andrew Wiedeman latched onto a header from Ryan Johnson just before the half hour.

A quiet second half hampered by heavy rain was brought to life when Higuain was fouled in the penalty area on 61 minutes.

The Argentine striker lashed home the spot kick to win the match with his fifth goal of the season.

Crew held on in the closing stages to confirm a sixth-place finish in the Eastern Conference while Toronto finish with the worst record in the entire MLS, earning just 23 points from 34 matches.

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