The final of three regular season meetings between Columbus Crew SC and the Philadelphia Union was decided in a 13-minute span, with the Union escaping MAPFRE Stadium via a 2-1 victory. Crew SC mid-year acquisition Adam Jahn opened his account to equalize with a 73rd minute strike off a broken corner kick, but the Union answered just a minute later with their winner.
Jahn, a 60th minute substitute for Ola Kamara, bullied the ball across the line despite Philadelphia goalkeeper Andre Blake's best efforts. The corner kick — taken by Federico Higuain — initially found Tony Tchani's powering header, but Blake made the reflex save into Jahn's path. He first swung and missed before finally finishing the ball across the goal line.
It's Jahn's sixth career MLS goal, having scored previously with the San Jose Earthquakes before joining Crew SC.
For Philadelphia, a pair of rookies — sixth round pick Fabian Herbers and No. 3 overall pick Keegan Rosenberry — scored. Herbers opened the scoring in the 60th minute, sliding a second-chance shot under a diving Steve Clark. Well-defended inside the 18-yard box, Herbers' initial try was blocked back into his feet. His second finish found the side netting.
A minute after Jahn's equalizer, Rosenberry penetrated Crew SC to cooly finish for the go-ahead strike.
Crew SC returns to MAPFRE Stadium for the backend of this week's two-match homestand with a hosting of the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, August. 27. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.. TICKETS.