Revolution come up short

COLUMBUS, OH - AUGUST 25: Josh Williams #3 of the Columbus Crew races upfield with the ball as Kevin Alston #30 of the New England Revolution defends in the second half on August 25, 2012 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus defeated New England 4-3. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Josh Williams (left) of the Columbus Crew raced upfield with the ball as Kevin Alston of the New England Revolution defended during the Revolution’s loss.
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Jairo Arrieta scored two goals and the Crew earned a 4-3 victory over the New England Revolution Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio.

Lee Nguyen tied it at 3-3 for New England (6-14-5) in the 81st minute with a penalty kick against rookie keeper Matt Lampson, but Arrieta finished a long pass from Tony Tchani in the 86th.

The Revolution led, 2-0, after goals by Ryan Guy in the 17th minute and Jerry Bengtson in the 23d.

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‘‘It was some of our best stuff, some of our worst stuff all kind of wrapped into a first half and to a game,’’ New England coach Jay Heaps said.

Federico Higuain pulled Columbus (10-8-6) within 2-1 in the 26th with a free kick.

Arrieta tied it in the 32d and another Higuain free kick gave the Crew a 3-2 lead.

Each time Higuain powered the ball over the wall of defenders.

‘‘Those free kicks were world-class,’’ Heaps said.

Higuain has three goals and one assist in three games since joining the Crew.

''The key is to go over the wall because once the kick goes over the wall, you have a better chance to score,’’ he said.

Impact 3, United 0 — Patrice Bernier scored from the penalty spot and added another goal late in the second half to power host Montreal to its fifth straight win.

Dynamo 1, Toronto FC 1 — Terry Dunfield headed home a shot from 8 yards off the glove of keeper Tally Hall in the 85th minute and Toronto FC earned a 1-1 draw at Houston.

Earthquakes 4, Rapids 1 — Simon Dawkins and Alan Gordon each scored a pair of goals and San Jose extended its unbeaten streak at Buck Shaw Stadium to 10-0-4 since Aug. 13, 2011.

Timbers 2, White Caps 1 — Franck Songo’o snapped a 1-1 tie with an unassisted goal in the 55th minute to lift visiting Portland.

Sounders 6, Chivas USA 2 — Fredy Montero scored a hat trick and Mauro Rosales had three assists to spark Seattle at Carson, Calif.