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Played
June 5, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
PPL Park — Chester, Pennsylvania
Referee:‬ S. Petrescu‎
Attendance:‬ 16113‎
 
 
 
31′ Conor Casey
 

Philadelphia Union 3-0 Columbus Crew: Union brush past Crew

Despite Jack McInerney not scoring, Philadelphia had little trouble sweeping aside the hapless Crew.

By Keith Hickey

Brian Carroll, Philadelphia Union
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CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadelphia Union scored a 3-0 victory over the Columbus Crew at PPL Park with a prolific first-half flurry.

The Union started strong, and in a five minute span in the first half, the Union scored three goals to put Columbus on the back foot.

Former Crew midfielder Brian Carroll, now Philadelphia's captain, scored the opener after 25 minutes. Charging out of the midfield and taking the ball, his shot deflected off Eric Gehrig and fooled Andy Gruenebaum, settling in the far corner.

The Union grabbed two more in quick succession before the half-hour mark. Sheanon Williams was at the far post to finish when Carroll flicked on Sebastien Le Toux's corner with his head. On a fast counterattack shortly after the restart, Le Toux crossed to Conor Casey's head at the near post, and the former U.S. international made it three.

The win gives the Union a 6-5-4 record so far this season, equal on points with Kansas City and Houston in third, and the scoreline cuts their goal difference to -2. Columbus is 4-4-5 on the year, back in seventh.


Philadelphia Union

18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
 - 
28
Ray Gaddis
Defender
60′
 - 
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
 - 
7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
25′ 82′
 - 
14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
 - 
26
Keon Daniel
Midfielder
 - 
44
Danny Cruz
Midfielder
 - 
6
Conor Casey
Striker
31′ 71′
 - 
9
 - 
11
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Columbus Crew

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30
 - 
16
Eric Gehrig
Defender
 - 
21
Chad Barson
Defender
 - 
2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
46′
 - 
27
Gláuber
Defender
 - 
6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
76′
 - 
-
 - 
9
Justin Meram
Midfielder
76′
 - 
8
 - 
17
Ben Speas
Midfielder
46′
 - 
10

Substitutes

1
Chris Konopka
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
20
Roger Torres
Midfielder
82′
 - 
26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
 - 
22
Leo Fernandes
Midfielder
 - 
29
 - 
12
 - 

Substitutes

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28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
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-
 - 
7
Bernardo Anor
Midfielder
76′
 - 
13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
23
Kevan George
Midfielder
46′
 - 
18

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1