Schelotto’s penalty gives Crew 2-1 OT win over DC

Guillermo Barros Schelotto scored a 98th-minute penalty kick and

the Columbus Crew reached their first U.S. Open Cup final since

2002 with a 2-1 overtime semifinal victory over short-handed D.C.

United on Wednesday.

The Crew, who beat Los Angeles 1-0 in the 2002 final for their

first domestic trophy, will play the Seattle Sounders, who beat

Chivas USA 3-1.

United, who led after Pablo Hernandez’s 13th-minute penalty

kick, fell short of reaching their third straight final and fifth

overall despite creating more chances during regulation.

But after Hernandez received a red card for a kick at Columbus’

Danny O’Rourke in the 59th minute, the Crew tied it in the 89th

minute on what was ruled Marc Burch’s own goal. Really, Andy Iro’s

10-yard shot was goalbound regardless of Burch’s redirection off

the goal line.

Andy Najar then missed a breakaway chance to win it for United

in regulation. And After Carey Talley’s foul in the penalty area

led to Schelotto’s goal, Dejan Jakovic blasted Najar’s cross over a

wide open goal with a chance to tie it again in the 105th

minute.