COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Justin Meram scored his career-best ninth goal of the season and the Columbus Crew beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night.
Columbus (10-10-1) has won three of its last four, including back-to-back shutouts.
Meram, whose previous single-season best was eight goals in 2014, scored in the 65th minute, when his shot deflected off the heel of defender Joshua Yaro into the net.
John McCarthy had five saves for Philadelphia (6-9-5). The Union had just three shots -- none on target.