Marcos Paullo scored the first goal of the game for New York in the 19th minute. Crew goalie Andy Gruenebaum parried a shot, but the rebound went straight to Paullo.
A minute later, Crew rookie Justin Meram passed the ball to Cole Grossman inside the box, and Grossman finished past Red Bulls goalkeeper Alex Horwath.
In the 26th minute, Meram was on the receiving end of a long ball from Eric Gehrig. Meram collected the ball and fired it into the top corner.
Crew rookie Bernardo Anor scored the next two goals for Columbus with two long range shots (45th and 59th minutes), making the game 4-1.
Crew Academy player Chris Davis finished the game off with two more goals (82nd and 85th minutes), making the final score 6-1.
NY: Marcos Paullo (unassisted) 19’
CLB: Cole Grossman (Justin Meram) 20’
CLB: Justin Meram (Eric Gehrig) 26’
CLB: Bernardo Anor (unassisted) 45’
CLB: Bernardo Anor (unassisted) 59’
CLB: Chris Davis (Justin Meram) 82’
CLB: Chris Davis (unassisted) 85’
Columbus Crew – Andy Gruenebaum (GK) (Alex Riggs 46’), Eric Gehrig, Korey Veeder (Ben Sippola 68’), Cole Grossman, Mike Jones, Aaron Horton (Chris Davis 68’), Bernardo Anor, Justin Meram, Julius Ubildo (Andy Adlard 46’), Shawn Francis, Dejan Rusmir (Kevin Burns 46’).
New York Red Bulls – Alex Horwath (GK), Teddy Schneider, Tyler Lassiter, Sacir Hot, Matt Kassell (Bolu Akinyode 69’), John Rooney, Corey Hertzog, Marcos Paullo, Dane Murphy (Brandon Adler 59’), Sean Davis, Semso Nikocevic.
Crew defender Shaun Francis played his first full 90 minutes since this preseason.
Crew midfielder Leandre Griffit didn’t make the trip to New York due to a minor injury.