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Union beat Crew 3-0, hurting defending champ’s playoff bid

October 4, 2021 GMT
Philadelphia Union's Jack Elliott, second from right, receives a hug from Leon Flach (31) after scoring a goal against the Columbus Crew during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
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Philadelphia Union's Jack Elliott, second from right, receives a hug from Leon Flach (31) after scoring a goal against the Columbus Crew during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
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Philadelphia Union's Jack Elliott, second from right, receives a hug from Leon Flach (31) after scoring a goal against the Columbus Crew during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Jack Elliott scored in the first half and Alejandro Bedoya connected early in the second to help the Philadelphia Union beat the Columbus Crew 3-0 on Sunday.

Elliott scored on a free kick to the bottom left corner in the 25th minute. In the 46th minute, Bedoya punched it in on a cross from Kacper Przybylko.

Leon Flach sealed it for the Union (11-7-9) in the 89th with a left footed shot from the middle of the box to the top left corner off cross from Quinn Sullivan.

Philadelphia managed to overcome a second-half red card to Kai Wagner to beat defending champ Columbus (9-12-7). The defending champion Crew are in danger of missing the playoffs.

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