By Mary Cunningham

Jack Elliott and Alejandro Bedoya scored and the Union beat the visiting Columbus Crew 3-0.

Elliott scored on a free kick to the bottom left corner in the 25th minute.

In the 46th minute, Bedoya punched it in on a cross from Kacper Przybylko.

Leon Flach sealed it for the Union (11-7-9, tied for 3rd in MLS East) in the 89th with a left footed shot from the middle of the box to the top left corner off cross from Quinn Sullivan.

Philly overcame a second-half red card to Kai Wagner to beat defending champ Columbus (9-12-7). The defending champion Crew are in danger of missing the playoffs.