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MLS Game Summary - Columbus at Philadelphia



(Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Columbus 2, Philadelphia 1

Chester, PA (Sports Network) - Eddie Gaven struck in the dying minutes to help the Columbus Crew claim a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park on Wednesday.

The Union spoiled a one-goal lead handed to them by Carlos Valdes' deflected free kick in the 29th minute.

Josh Williams equalized just before halftime, heading home a free kick delivery from Federico Higuain, but went from hero to goat in the 68th minute when he was issued a straight red card.

Playing down a man ultimately made no difference for the Crew as Higuain, Justin Meram and Gaven connected deep into second-half stoppage time to lift the visitors to all three points.

The telling goal came in the fifth minute of stoppage as Meram drew Zac MacMath off his line and squared the ball for Gaven to convert his seventh goal of the campaign.

Columbus (11-8-6) sits tied with the Montreal Impact on 39 points apiece, one point shy of a playoff spot despite having played three fewer matches than the Canadian club.

Philadelphia (7-13-4) is winless in its last five league games, staying third from bottom in the Eastern Conference with 25 points.

08/29 22:11:49 ET

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Scoreboard
MLB
Final
BAL 5
TOR 2
Final
NYM 5
MIA 6
Final
TAM 1
NYY 0
Final
ATL 2
WAS 4
Final
CHC 1
CIN 0
Final
KAN 4
CWS 3
Final
HOU 3
CLE 1
Final
MIN 6
DET 8
Final
COL 3
LOS 11
Final
ARI 6
SFG 2
 
8th
ANA 8
SEA 1
 
Final
SDP 1
PHI 0
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
CIN
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
CLE
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
DET
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
MIL
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
LOS
 
9:40pm Tonight
ARI
SFG
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
SEA
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
PHI
 
Final
IND 27
PHI 30