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F. Higuain (p) 28' 1-0 
G. Zardes  50' 2-0 
G. Zardes  70' 3-0 
CLBF. Higuain (p) 28' 1-0
CLBG. Zardes  50' 2-0
CLBG. Zardes  70' 3-0
HT: 1-0
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Zardes takes MLS scoring lead, Crew beat Fire 3-0

(AP Photo/Michael Perez)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Gyasi Zardes scored twice to take the MLS scoring lead and the Columbus Crew beat the Chicago Fire 3-0 on Saturday night.

Zardes drew a penalty in the 27th minute when Chicago's Kevin Ellis grabbed him from behind by the arm. Federico Higuain opened the scoring a minute later, converting from the spot with a rising shot into the top of the net.

Niko Hansen started a counter in the 50th minute with a takeaway behind midfield and went all the way to about 5 yards from goal to set up Zardes, who finished with a left-footed stab to double the lead.

Zardes added his league-leading eighth goal of the season in the 70th minute. Mike Grella dummied Ricardo Clark's cross to give Zardes space to finish from a yard behind the spot.

Columbus improved to 6-3-3, and Chicago dropped to 3-5-2.

Updated May 12, 2018

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