Columbus Crew head coach Robert Warzycha is confident his team are now playing more like they did to win the 2008 championship.
Warzycha was in a buoyant mood after his team defeated Chivas USA 2-1 at home.
"The first half we were a little bit slow." Warzycha said.
"It was a chain reaction. We were slow to pressure the ball. The first guy was slow then the second guy was slow. The second half was much better. We defended as a team. We didn't give then space to play. They couldn't string any passes together.
"Everybody was expecting some goals we didn't get. That's why when we scored it was very important for the guys. They felt they should have had some PK calls our way.
"This win felt like circa 2008 championship team coming back from a goal down and protecting the home turf and winning one we really needed to win."