Crew rises to early three goal lead to defeat Red Bulls
Patrick Mullins had a goal and an assist for Columbus.
Columbus (10-7-6, 36 points) has won two straight. The Red Bulls (13-6-2, 41 points) had a three-game winning streak snapped.
The Red Bulls' comeback started when stars Bradley Wright-Phillips and Alejandro Romero Gamarra, who were rested in the first half after playing Wednesday vs. D.C. United, came on to start the second half.
Daniel Royer made it 3-2 in the 69th minute with a header off Romero Gamarra's league-best 14th assist.
Crew defender Lalas Abubakar made a goal-line clearance of a shot by Alex Muyl that deflected off Wright-Phillips in the 85th minute to preserve the win.
In the seventh minute, he had a knockdown header to Mensah off a free kick by Pedro Santos.
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