Columbus 2 – Phili 1- The Crew take all 3 points at MAPFRE Stadium

Caleb Porter's team claimed a valuable home win and three points against Toronto FC on Saturday
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Dave Conor

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Columbus Crew strolled past Toronto FC with a 2-1 win on Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium. As it stands, Columbus are in 4th place on the table and has 11 points while Phili sit in 12th with 5 points after 9 matches.

Columbus started strongly in the first half, thanks to Díaz finding the net, 12 minutes in. The Crew then netted once more and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Zardes in the 21st minute to secure a 2-0 win.

Phili started the second half with renewed vigour, with a goal from Akinola in the 52nd minute, leaving the final score at 2-1.

For Columbus, Abdul-Salaam, Mensah, Wright-Phillips and Matan, came on for Wormgoor, Artur, Zardes and Díaz. Phili brought on Singh, Pozuelo, Nelson and Mullins, to replace Mavinga, Deleon, Shaffelburg and Delgado.

Technical card:
Columbus Crew: Room, Williams, Wormgoor (Abdul-Salaam, min.73), Pedro Santos, Afful, Nagbe, Artur (Mensah, min.73), Zelarayán, Etienne, Díaz (Matan, min.85) and Zardes (Wright-Phillips, min.83)
Toronto FC: Bono, Mavinga (Singh, min.46), Zavaleta, Lawrence, Laryea, Bradley, Auro, Shaffelburg (Nelson, min.78), Delgado (Mullins, min.89), Deleon (Pozuelo, min.55) and Akinola
Stadium: MAPFRE Stadium
Goals: Díaz (1-0, min. 12), Zardes (2-0, min. 21) and Akinola (2-1, min. 52)

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