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Accam scores twice, leads Union past Crew 3-0

March 24, 2019
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Columbus Crew's Ricardo Clark, right, goes after the ball along with Philadelphia Union's Ilsinho, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — David Accam scored two first-half goals and added a second-half assist to help the Philadelphia Union beat the Columbus Crew 3-0 on Saturday night.

Accam opened the scoring in the 31st minute, ending a scoring drought that went back to July 11. He took Fafa Picault’s through ball and finished inside the far post.

Accam capitalized on a defensive miscue by the Crew (2-1-1) to make it 2-0 for the Union (1-2-1) in the 41st minute and assisted as Ilsinho capped the scoring in the 48th.

LAFC 2, REAL SALT LAKE 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walker Zimmerman scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time as Los Angeles won for the second time this season with a stoppage-time goal and moved to the top of the Western Conference standings.

Damir Kreilach opened the scoring for Real Salt Lake (1-2-1) in the 35th minute, converting from the spot after LAFC’s Latif Blessing took down Sebastian Saucedo.

Diego Rossi pounced on a defensive deflection, and finished a left-footed shot in the 40th minute for LAFC (3-0-1).

ORLANDO CITY 1, RED BULLS 0

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Sacha Kljestan scored against his former team to help Orlando City beat New York.

Kljestan finished Joao Moutinho’s wide cross with a low shot that slipped past goalkeeper Luis Robles in the 73rd minute.

Three minutes after Kljestan scored, New York had its best opportunity to tie as Danny Royer put a header on frame. But Carlos Ascues made a goal-line clearance to preserve the first victory of the season for the Lions (1-1-2).

The Red Bulls (1-1-1) lost Connor Lade and possibly Omir Fernandez to injuries.

FC DALLAS 2, RAPIDS 1

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ryan Hollingshead scored the go-ahead goal in the 82nd minute as FC Dallas beat Colorado.

Thomas Roberts found Zdenek Ondrasek open on the left side of the penalty area for a potential scoring opportunity. Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard denied Ondrasek’s shot but deflected it to Hollingshead who put it back in the net.

Michael Barrios gave FC Dallas (2-1-1) the lead in the first half.

Video review confirmed Tommy Smith’s goal for the Rapids (0-2-2) in the 69th minute. Kei Kamara headed the ball off the post and Smith put back the rebound.

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