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Union flattens Crew with three-goal burst
June 6th, 2013 12:50AM
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[MLS REWIND: Week 15] Columbus kept MLS leading scorer Jack McInerney off the scoresheet, but three of his Union teammates hit the net in a 3-0 Philly win Wednesday at PPL Park. Sebastien Le Toux moved into the MLS assist lead by setting up goals by Sheanon Williams and Conor Casey after Brian Carroll opened the scoring in the 25th minute.

Carroll intercepted a clearing pass and took a shot that deflected into the net off Crew defender Eric Gehrig.

Philly got its second and third goals, giving them three within six minutes, by attacking the near post. Carroll got his head to a Le Toux corner kick and flicked it to the back post, where Williams stuffed it into the net from point-blank range. Casey scored on a diving header two minutes later by diving to meet Le Toux’s cross and drilling it past Crew keeper Andy Gruenebaum. Le Toux now has six assists.

Zac MacMath secured his fourth shutout of the season with saves on on Aaron Schoenfeld and Federico Higuain in the final minutes.

The win lifted Philadelphia (6-5-4) into a three-way tie for third place in the Eastern Conference. The Crew (4-5-5) is seventh. Both teams take a break from league action but play in the Open Cup next week. Philly plays D.C. United and the Crew plays Chicago on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 5
Philadelphia 3, Columbus 0.
PHIL: Brian Carroll 25.
PHIL: Sheanon Williams (Brian Carroll, Sebastien Le Toux) 29.
PHIL: Conor Casey (Sebastien Le Toux) 31.
Ref: Silviu Petrescu.
Att: 16,113.

Saturday, June 8 
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. D.C. United, Univision Dep.
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Portland
9:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy
10:30 pm ET
Seattle vs. Vancouver, NBCSN
Eastern Conference:

26 Montreal 8-2-2 22/15
25 New York 7-5-4 23/19
22 Houston 6-3-4 19/14
21 Philadelphia 6-5-4 22/24
19 New England 5-4-4 15/9
19 Sporting KC 5-5-4 18/13
17 Columbus 4-5-5 16/16
11 Chicago 3-7-2 9/17
8 Toronto FC 1-7-5 11/19
5 D.C. United 1-10-2 6/24

Western Conference:

28 FC Dallas 8-2-4 23/17
24 Real Salt Lake 7-5-3 21/15
22 Portland 5-1-7 22/14
20 LA Galaxy 6-5-2 21/15
20 Colorado 5-4-5 15/12
18 Seattle 5-4-3 16/13
16 Vancouver 4-4-4 16/17
15 San Jose 3-6-6 13/23
11 Chivas USA 3-8-2 13/26
10 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
9 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
7 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
7 Mike Magee (Los Angeles/Chicago)
6 Thierry Henry (New York)
6 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
5 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
5 Diego Faugundez (New England)
5 Will Johnson (Portland)
5 Robbie Keane (Los Angeles)
5 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
5 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)

Saturday, June 15
5 pm ET
Portland vs. FC Dallas, ESPN
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Toronto FC
7:30 pm ET
Columbus vs. Montreal, Univision Dep.
9 pm ET
Colorado vs. San Jose
10 pm ET
Vancouver vs. New England

Wednesday, June 19
8 pm ET
Montreal vs. Houston
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Colorado
10 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Chivas USA
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Portland

Saturday, June 22
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. San Jose
8 pm ET
Columbus vs. Chicago
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Sporting KC
9 pm ET
Houston vs. Toronto FC
9:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle

Sunday, June 23
5 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. New York, ESPN
7 pm ET
Portland vs. Colorado, NBCSN
11 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. LA Galaxy, UniMas

Saturday, June 29
1 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Real Salt Lake
5:30 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. FC Dallas, NBCSN
7 pm ET
Montreal vs. Colorado, Univision Dep.
D.C. United vs. Vancouver
8:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. Columbus
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. LA Galaxy (at Stanford Stadium)
Chivas USA vs. New England

Sunday, June 30
2 pm ET
New York vs. Houston, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes

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