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.