FOXBOROUGH, Massachussets (AP) — New England Revolution ended a 10-game winless run and prevented Columbus climbing the Major League Soccer standings by beating the Crew 2-0 on Wednesday.
Dimitry Imbongo, who got a rare start after Jerry Bengtson was called up with the Honduras national team, slid the ball into an empty net in the 53rd minute after a Diego Fagundez shot smacked the right post.
The Revolution was handed an insurance goal in the 74th when Crew defender Chad Marshall inadvertently nodded it into his own net.
While New England could celebrate its first win for two months, Columbus was left to rue a missed opportunity, as a victory would have lifted the Crew from fifth to third in the Eastern Conference.
In a clash of a couple of the also-rans, Colorado Rapids had a 3-0 home win over Portland Timbers. The win moved Colorado out of last place in the Western Conference, with that place taken by Portland.
Andre Akpan, Tony Cascio and Jaime Castrillon were the Rapids' scorers while the Timbers are still yet to win an away game this season in 13 attempts.