COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federico Higuain scored the winning goal in the 58th minute and also had an assist in his home debut to help the Columbus Crew hold off Toronto FC 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Higuain, who had an assist in his first game with the Crew (9-8-6) on Sunday at Houston, set up Eddie Gaven in the 4th minute and made it 2-0 in the second half.
Luis Silva scored in the 71st minute to pull Toronto (5-15-5) within one.
Higuain arrived from Argentina a week ago and helped the Crew score two goals in consecutive games for only the second time this season.
Gaven's goal was the Crew's quickest of the season, five minutes faster than his score against Chicago on May 26.
The match was rescheduled from Aug. 11 so the Crew could attend the funeral of teammate Kirk Urso, who died Aug. 5.