Mike Grella scored in the 84th minute and the Columbus Crew snapped a four-game winless streak with a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
Pedro Santos’ cross skirted past San Jose’s Magnus Eriksson and connected with Grella, who cut it back and slotted one home inside the near post. Grella entered as a substitute in the 65th minute.
Harrison Afful opened the scoring for the Crew (4-3-2) in the 28th minute with a right-footed shot into the top left corner.
Danny Hoesen headed home Florian Jungwirth’s deep cross to tie it at 1-all for the Quakes (1-4-2) in the 45th minute.
San Jose defender Yefferson Quintana left the game in the eighth minute with an apparent lower leg injury.
The Quakes extended their winless streak to six games.