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“Great for Miguel to have that goal.” Porter said. “Obviously it’s been maybe six, seven games since he scored. Since the first game of the year. Maybe eight. He’s worked hard, his attitude has been great and I think he was rewarded for all his work, so it was great to see.

The main takeaway from Saturday night’s draw is that the club handled the adversity and both forwards were able to make the scoresheet.

Porter said the team played with Etienne as a “band aid” just after Marlon Hairston, who was due to start, picked up the injury during warm-ups. Etienne, who played for the club last season in the 2021 Concacaf Champions League, responded by producing his first game with two assists in his MLS career.

“I think for us to come here and get a result is really positive and to come back to your perspective, we did it with a lot of adversity,” Porter said. “Of course Steven [Moreira] outside, inside, we prepare[are] all week and during the warm-up, he is absent. So, we have to “bandage” our right side with Derrick Etienne, and he made two assists during the day… We continue to score points, we keep the momentum and we will take this result.

Columbus is looking to keep the momentum going as they head to New York and take on defending MLS Cup champions New York City FC on Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.