- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

CHESTER, Pennsylvania (AP) - Chris Pontius produced a goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Union beat the Columbus Crew 3-2 on Wednesday to extend its lead to four points in the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia is unbeaten in its last eight games, equaling a club record.

Ola Kamara gave Columbus the lead with a goal in the 14th minute but Pontius equalized in the 21st. He crossed for Vincent Nogueira’s goal in the 57th and Fabian Herbers made it 3-1 in the 84th with his first goal ever in the MLS.

A Cristian Martinez header three minutes into stoppage time closed the gap to one goal.

Elsewhere, Seattle beat D.C. United 2-0 and Portland edged San Jose 1-0 despite giving up a one-man advantage in the second half of a tussle between two mid-table teams in the Western Conference.

Liam Ridgewell scored early for Portland, who were reduced to 10 men when Dairon Asprilla was red carded before the break. The Timbers held on to end San Jose’s three game unbeaten streak.

Seattle ended a three-game losing streak, with Jordan Morris and Joevin Jones scoring four minutes apart late in the second half.

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