Zardes' late goal lifts Crew over Impact 3-2

The Associated Press
Columbus Crew's Gyasi Zerdes (11) celebrates with Cristian Martinez and Will Trapp (6) after scoring his team's second goal against Toronto FC during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Toronto, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Zardes' late goal lifts Crew over Impact 3-2

Columbus Crew's Gyasi Zerdes (11) celebrates with Cristian Martinez and Will Trapp (6) after scoring his team's second goal against Toronto FC during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Toronto, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Gyasi Zardes scored two goals, the second on a penalty in the 94th minute, and the Columbus Crew beat the Montreal Impact 3-2 on Saturday.

Luis Argudo drew the foul against Ken Krolicki that set up Zardes, who put in the go-ahead goal just under the crossbar for the Crew (2-0-0).

Raheem Edwards tied it for the Impact (0-2-0) in the 85th minute with a left-footed volley into the far corner off Daniel Lovitz's wide cross.

Ignacio Piatti cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 59th minute.

Federico Higuain opened the scoring for Columbus on a penalty in the 12th minute with goalkeeper Evan Bush guessing the wrong way. It was Higuain's 50th career regular-season MLS goal.

Zardes made it 2-0 in the 15th minute with a close-range putback off a free kick that clanked off the crossbar.

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