- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Chris Pontius had a goal and an assist and the Philadelphia Union beat the Columbus Crew 3-2 on Wednesday night to extend their Eastern Conference lead.

Philadelphia (6-3-5) is unbeaten in its last eight games - with three wins and five draws - to tie a franchise mark.

Pontius tied it at 1 in the 21st minute. He trapped a long cross, took four touches along the 18-yard box and scored through traffic. In the second half, Pontius connected with Vincent Nogueira in the 57th for a 2-1 lead. Pontius’ cross went over a crowd in front of goal and Nogueira’s shot from distance deflected into the back of the net.

Fabian Herbers scored his first MLS goal in the 84th for a 3-1 lead. Ilsinho played a through ball on a fast break and Herbers cut back his defender to curl it inside the far post.

Columbus (3-5-5) got on the board in the 14th minute on Ola Kamara’s fourth goal in seven career MLS games. Cristian Martinez made it 3-2 in the 93rd minute by heading in Ethan Finlay’s cross.

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