COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lee Young-Pyo scored off a free kick in the 74th minute to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Saturday night for their sixth shutout of the season.
The Whitecaps (4-2-2) had few chances from the run of play, but took advantage of a restart on the lone goal. Young-Pyo lofted the shot from 24 yards over goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum's outstretched hands and into the upper-left corner.
The Crew, 2-4-1 and winless in four games, had the best opportunity to score in the first half in the 16th minute when Josh Williams' bicycle kick hit the crossbar. In the final 7 minutes before the break, the Crew forced goalkeeper Joe Cannon to make saves on Eddie Gaven and Aaron Schoenfeld from distance.