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Anor scores on header, long range to lift Crew over Union

The Canadian Press

3/22/2014 9:35:57 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Bernardo Anor scored first-half goals from close range with his head and from afar with his left foot and Columbus held on to defeat the Philadelphia Union 2-1 Saturday in the Crew's home opener.

Columbus won the first two games of the season for the first time in its 19-year history while the Union fell to 1-1-1.

Anor was unmarked at the 6-yard box for a snap header off a corner kick by Federico Higuain in the 24th minute to put the Crew ahead 1-0.

In the second minute of first half stoppage time Anor fired a pinpoint shot from 35 yards for the first multi-goal game of his career.

Leonardo Fernandes scored for Philadelphia in the 62nd minute off a service by Sebastien Le Toux.