Crew come back for 2-1 victory at Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Meram scored in the final minute of stoppage time to give the Columbus Crew a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders in Major League Soccer on Saturday.
Meram’s winner was set up by Federico Higuain’s corner. The ball went beyond the top of the penalty area to Meram, who drilled a 25-yard strike into the back right corner past Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
The Crew have won their first three games for the first time in the club’s 19-year history.
Kenny Cooper opened the scoring in the 23rd minute for the Sounders before Higuain converted a penalty in the 59th to level it at 1-1.
FC Dallas remained unbeaten after Mauro Diaz scored in the 84th minute of a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers.
Dallas leads the MLS standings with 10 points.
Dallas went ahead in the third minute of first-half stoppage time on a Blas Perez header, but the Timbers equalized in the 67th when Dallas defender Matt Hedges deflected a Maximiliano Urruti pass into his own net.
The teams played the second half with 10 men each after Portland left back Michael Harrington and Dallas right winger Je-Vaughn Watson were sent off for an off-the-ball fight.
Unbeaten Vancouver edged the Houston Dynamo 2-1 after Kenny Miller scored from a penalty in the 58th minute, while Alvaro Saborio scored in each half as Real Salt Lake won at home for the first time this season, 3-0 over Toronto FC.
In other matches, the New England Revolution downed the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1, Sporting Kansas City defeated the Colorado Rapids 3-2, the Chicago Fire drew 2-2 with D.C. United and the Montreal Impact and Philadelphia Union played out a 1-1 draw.