Jairo Arietta scored two goals in his MLS debut, leading the Columbus Crew to a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.
Arietta, who joined the Crew (8-7-4) at midseason from Costa Rican club Deportivo Saprissa, scored in the 17th and 34th minutes. Columbus finished the match a man down after Cole Grossman was issued a straight red card in second-half stoppage time for a hard foul on Graham Zusi.
Sporting (11-7-4) saw its home winless streak extended to four matches.
Kei Kamara scored on a header off Graham Zusi's free kick in the 8th minute, ending Kansas City's goalless streak at home at 333 minutes, but Arietta equalized nine minutes later.
Zusi's errant backpass led to Arietta's second goal, as he tracked down the ball and scored from distance