Willis makes 7 saves in Nashville's scoreless draw with Crew

Columbus Crew's Harrison Afful, second from right, dribbles between Nashville SC's Taylor Washington, left, and Dave Romney during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. The game ended in a draw. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Columbus Crew's Harrison Afful, second from right, dribbles between Nashville SC's Taylor Washington, left, and Dave Romney during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. The game ended in a draw. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Credit: Jay LaPrete

Credit: Jay LaPrete

Joe Willis made seven saves and Nashville played a scoreless draw with the Columbus Crew to extend its unbeaten streak to six games

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Willis made seven saves and Nashville played a scoreless draw with the Columbus Crew to extend its unbeaten streak to six games.

Willis has an MLS-leading six shutouts this season.

Columbus (5-3-6) is unbeaten, but has just one win, in its last five games. Nashville (5-1-8), which scored a club-record five goals in its 5-1 win over Chicago on Saturday, was shutout for the first time in six games.

It was the third game ever between the clubs, with the Crew winning each of the first two meetings 2-0 at home, including in extra time in last season’s playoffs.

Columbus had 66% possession and outshot Nashville 18-8, including 7-1 on target.

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Columbus Crew's Marlon Hairston, left, heads the ball in front of Nashville SC's Jhonder Cadiz during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. The game ended in a draw. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Columbus Crew's Marlon Hairston, left, heads the ball in front of Nashville SC's Jhonder Cadiz during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. The game ended in a draw. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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Nashville SC's Randall Leal, right, kicks the ball away from Columbus Crew's Alexandru Irinel Matan during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. The game ended in a draw. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Nashville SC's Randall Leal, right, kicks the ball away from Columbus Crew's Alexandru Irinel Matan during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. The game ended in a draw. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Credit: Jay LaPrete

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Nashville SC's Alex Muyl, left, and Columbus Crew's Justin Ahrens vie for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. The game ended in a draw. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Nashville SC's Alex Muyl, left, and Columbus Crew's Justin Ahrens vie for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. The game ended in a draw. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Credit: Jay LaPrete

Credit: Jay LaPrete

Nashville SC's Hany Mukhtar, left, and Columbus Crew's Aboubacar Keita chase the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Nashville SC's Hany Mukhtar, left, and Columbus Crew's Aboubacar Keita chase the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Credit: Jay LaPrete

Credit: Jay LaPrete