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Red Bulls blow lead, fall to Columbus in early playoff ouster

Red Bulls blow lead, fall to Columbus in early playoff ouster

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The New York Red Bulls time in the MLS playoffs didn’t last long.

Pedros Santos, Darlington Nagbe and Gyasi Zardes scored and the Columbus Crew beat the Red Bulls 3-2 on Saturday to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Third-seeded Columbus will play Nov. 29 against the winner of the Tuesday night match between second-seeded Toronto FC and No. 7 Nashville.

Seventeen-year-old Caden Clark gave the Red Bulls the lead in the 23rd minute. Santos tied it on a penalty kick in the 26th, Nagbe put the Crew ahead in the 46th and Zardes made it 3-1 in the 68th.

Brian White scored for the Red Bulls in the 90th.

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