The day might have belonged to the Sounders (and more specifically Lamar Neagle) but there was at least one bright spot for the Columbus Crew; with his converted penalty in the 59th minute, Jeff Cunningham became the all-time leading scorer in MLS history, surpassing DC United legend Jaime Moreno with his 134th goal. Cunningham has spent his entire professional career, first making a name for himself with the Crew in the late 90s/early 2000s, then bouncing around between the Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake, Toronto FC and FC Dallas before returning to the Crew before the start of this season. The goal was his 64th for Columbus.â†µ
Objectively it's a bit of a shame that Cunningham's record-breaker had to come on the wrong end of such a one-sided affair, because it's an accomplishment worth celebrating. MLS is a young league and at some point his record will be broken, but players like Cunningham have helped take the league to new heights and paved the way for a new generation of stars. Congratulations to Jeff Cunningham, an MLS legend in every sense.