Columbus Crew 2-1 Philadelphia Union

Steven Lenhart scored two goals to help the Columbus Crew win on

the road for the first time since in more than two months, beating

the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Thursday night.

The Eastern Conference-leading Crew (11-4-4) had been 0-2-2 away

from home since a 1-0 victory at Kansas City on May 23.

Sebastien Le Toux scored for the Union (4-9-3), who dropped to

3-2-2 at home.

Lenhart’s tiebreaking goal was the result of a dazzling play.

Emilio Renteria crossed the ball in front of the net and Lenhart

sprawled out for a diving header past Philadelphia goalkeeper Chris


Columbus went ahead 1-0 in the 43rd minute when Guillermo Barros

Schelotto sent a free kick from about 35 yards out toward the far

post. Lenhart, who entered the game in the 27th minute for Jason

Garey, got behind the Philadelphia defenders and knocked a header

into the net.

The Union tied the score when Le Toux was awarded a penalty kick

and proceeded to score his team-best ninth goal in the 3rd minute

of first-half stoppage time. Columbus Frankie Hejduk was whistled

for a yellow card for tripping up Le Toux in the penalty box just

before the half expired.