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.
|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|
|Goals:||Díaz (1-0, min. 12), Zardes (2-0, min. 21) and Akinola (2-1, min. 52)|