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Photos: Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia UnionAll photos by Matt Ellis
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Two goals, a 41-minute half time and a wedding proposal. It wasn’t your typical final home game of the year, but it sure turned out to be a good one as Columbus Crew SC ended on a high with a 2-0 win over top-seed chasing Philadelphia Union.

A goalless first half of few chances and even fewer moments of note came to an end just as the storms got a bit too close to MAPFRE and the regular half time was extended as a delay was called due to passing lightning.

The second half took a turn in the 69th minute when Youness Mokhtar opened his Crew scoring account with a well-taken strike that beat Andre Blake in the Union goal.

Pedro Santos doubled the home team’s lead shortly after with a well-placed volley from outside the box.

Philadelphia squandered a few chances late in the game to allow Crew SC to continue their good end of season run with a win.

Columbus will finish up the MLS season on October 6 with an away day at Toronto FC.

Special congratulations to Nordecke sing-along leaders John Lavelle and Suzana Eliana, as Lavelle ended a year of yelling into megaphones by proposing in front of both the Nordecke and Crew Captain, Wil Trapp. #SheSaidYes.

Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer who covers bands that visit the city and the Columbus Crew MLS team. More about Matt can be found on his Instagram.

All photos by Matt Ellis

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