C.J. Sapong scored his career-high 10th goal of the season to help the Philadelphia Union beat nine-man Columbus Crew SC 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Philadelphia ended a two-game losing streak and Columbus had won three of four going into the match.
Philadelphia opened the scoring in the 20th minute. After two failed clearances, Sapong's bicycle kick found an open Ilsinho at the penalty spot for a first-time finish.
Sapong was denied a goal opportunity in the 35th, but Roland Alberg's penalty kick was blocked off the crossbar by Zack Steffen.
Jonathan Mensah was given a straight red card for knocking down Sapong on the play, and Sapong made it 2-0 in the 66th minute after heading it off the post and sliding in the rebound.
After Lalas Abubakar received his second yellow card in the 76th, Marcus Epps scored his first MLS goal by knocking in Sapong's header.