And like Lewandowski, Berry picked up the rebound – this one off a Lucas Zelarayan shot parried his way by goalkeeper Carlos Coronel —and cut the ball back to his left foot to get around a defender (in this case Andrew Gutman) to score the decisive goal.
Berry has become a cult hero of sorts in Columbus, scoring five goals in 330 total minutes this season. Although he’s started four matches, his biggest contributions in his nine appearances have come off the substitute’s bench.
“He has quality, if he didn’t have that he wouldn’t be scoring the goals he’s scoring. He is very good in the box, very calm, he’s got technique,” head coach Caleb Porter said after the match. “When we do a finishing drill, he’s one of the best finishers. On top of that, his mentality, in terms of learning, coming to work every day as a pro and trying to improve, having the right attitude, listen to the coaches, listen to the senior players. A lot of young guys don’t do that.”