Justin Meram scored the first two goals and Bernardo Anor added a third to lead Columbus past Chivas USA.
Meram opened the scoring for the Crew (9-9-9) in the 52nd minute, curling a strike around goalkeeper Dan Kennedy into the bottom-right corner. He scored again 7 minutes later after he intercepted a careless cross in the middle of the Chivas USA (6-15-6) backfield. From there, Meram took it himself and scored from just outside the box.
Anor scored in the 80th minute on a header off Hector Jimenez’s cross. The victory moved the Crew into a three-way tie for third place in the Eastern Conference.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 2, CHICAGO FIRE 1
Charlie Davies scored the go-ahead goal in the 60th minute in New England’s victory over Chicago.
Jermaine Jones maneuvered through a seam up the middle of the Chicago (5-7-14) defense and passed forward to Davies to create the opportunity for New England (12-12-3).
Diego Fagundez pulled the Revs even at 1 on a header in the 41st minute.
Sanna Nyassi gave the Fire a 1-0 lead on a header in the 28th minute off Quincy Amarikwa’s cross.