Nov 8, 2015 at 10pm UK at ​Columbus Crew Stadium
Columbus Crew
3-1
MontrealMontreal Impact
Kamara (4', 111'), Finlay (77')
Sauro (30')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Duka (40')
Donadel (85'), Camara (95'), Reo-Coker (104')

Result: Kei Kamara fires Columbus Crew past Montreal Impact into Conference final

Columbus Crew move into the Eastern Conference final courtesy of an 111th-minute extra-time winner from Kei Kamara to sink Montreal Impact.

Kei Kamara atoned for a missed penalty by netting an extra-time winner as Columbus Crew beat Montreal Impact 3-1 to set up an Eastern Conference final date with New York Red Bulls.

The 31-year-old, who also opened the scoring, struck with nine minutes of the additional 30 remaining at the Mapfre Stadium as Gregg Berhalter's side advanced with a dramatic 4-3 aggregate victory.

Trailing 2-1 from last week, the hosts needed only four minutes to level up the tie as Kamara headed home a Waylon Francis cross to stun the visitors early on.

Kamara continued to run amok and then headed Harrison Afful's delivery against the crossbar as Columbus looked to improve on their fast-and-furious start.

Montreal were reduced to long-range efforts in a half which saw them fail to get behind the hosts' defence, with Ignacio Piatti firing narrowly over the bar on the half-hour mark.

However, Dilly Duka secured parity at the break by turning the ball home from close range on 40 minutes after the Crew failed to clear their lines from a corner.

The Canadian side looked the more dangerous after the break, with Didier Drogba denied by goalkeeper Steve Clark, before Piatti drilled wide once more as the visitors grew in control.

Columbus slowly but surely wrestled the momentum off them, with the hosts earning a penalty on 68 minutes when Laurent Ciman fouled Ethan Finlay, but Kamara failed to beat Evan Bush from 12 yards.

It was Finlay who spared his teammate's blushes by smashing home into the roof of the net with 12 minutes to play as Berhalter's side forced extra time.

A cagey first half passed without incident, before Kamara headed home Cedric's flick-on at the near post to seal their progression into the finals.

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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Toronto34208671403168
2New York City FCNY City34169958421657
3Atlanta UnitedAtlanta341510964392555
4Chicago Fire341671161471455
5Columbus Crew34166125246654
6New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34139124944548
7New England RevolutionNew England34137145359-646
8Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34119145047342
9Montreal ImpactMontreal34116175257-539
10Orlando City34109153958-1939
11DC United3495203160-2932

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver33157114947252
2Seattle SoundersSeattle331311949391050
3Portland TimbersPortland33148115849950
4Sporting Kansas CityKansas331213839271249
5Houston DynamoHouston331211105445947
6San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes33128133653-1744
7Dallas331013104347-443
8Real Salt LakeSalt Lake33126154752-542
9Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd33106174567-2236
10Colorado RapidsColorado3396183147-1633
11Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy3388174462-1832
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