If you do want to put yourself through that, or you missed the game, we have you covered with the highlights from the match.
Head coach Gregg Berhalter again elected to field a mostly reserve lineup in a 3-5-2 formation after playing three days previous in Major League Soccer action. Once again, regular starters Emanuel Pogatetz and Tony Tchani got the start, but the rest of the lineup was reserve players.
Orlando on the other hand, played a mostly first-choice lineup and it showed in the final result.
The game was streamed on YouTube, but here is the action you needed to see.
Midfielder Ben Speas gets free on the right side of the attack five minutes in and delivers a dangerous
cross. 6-foot-7 forward Adam Bedell gets on the end of the ball, but his shot clips the post and is cleared
by an Orlando defender. Tony Tchani follows up with a strike but it the attempt goes well wide.
Twenty minutes in, Crew SC goalkeeper Brad Stuver's clearance doesn't go very far and midfielder Kevan
George can't control the ball. The loose ball is won by Orlando midfielder Darwin Ceren, who dribbles
towards the 18-yard box before laying the ball off to Kaka. The former World Player of the Year strikes it first
time, beating Stuver for the 1-0 lead.
Pedro Ribero takes the ball into the Crew SC penalty area where he is met by all three of Columbus'
defenders.The ball is eventually won by Chad Barson, but his clearance doesn't make it far. The ball
comes out to Carlos Rivas, who hits a thunder strike that beats Brad Stuver to double City's advantage in
the first half.
Forward Aaron Schoenfeld takes the ball to the end line out wide and plays a cross back to near the
top of the 18-yard box. Wide midfielder Kristinn Steindorsson gets on the end of the low ball, but his shot
is not good, sailing high of the goal. (Ignore the audio, it does not match the action)
Kristinn Steindorsson again has a chance to pull one back for Crew SC with a juggle volley. This time his
effort is on frame and beats goalkeeper Tally Hall, but Orlando defender Sean St. Ledger is there to
dramatically head the ball of the line and preserve the shutout, ensuring the win for City. (audio off again)