Justin Meram scored for the third straight game to help lead Columbus to a surprise midweek win over Seattle.
Justin Meram opened the scoring a quarter hour in. He beat Adam Johansson to a Dilly Duka cross and powered a header past Bryan Meredith.
Seattle out-shot Columbus 21 to five and held over 60 percent of the possession. Andy Gruenebaum made six saves for his shutout. Meredith didn't block one.
Emilio Renteria completed the smash-and-grab away win deep in the second half with a tidy volley.
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