ORLANDO, Fla. — Benji Michel scored his first MLS goal in the 84th minute to help Orlando City beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Saturday night.
- Orlando City has won three of its past five games across all competitions
- The Lions completed an unbeaten stretch of playing three games this week, winning two including Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal
- Orlando City is next in action Thursday at Portland
Lamine Sané sent an entry pass up the right channel, Ruan flicked a cross into the area and Michel poked it into the back of the net for Orlando (7-9-4).
The Crew (5-14-2) had their best chances early and late. Gyasi Zardes’ shot crashed off the crossbar in the sixth minute and Harrison Afful’s knuckler was saved by Brian Rowe in the 88th minute. Rowe’s denial was the only save of the night by either team.
Orlando’s Dom Dwyer was sent off in second-half stoppage time for an elbow to Josh Williams’ face.
Columbus lost its fifth in a row and extended its winless streak to nine.