COLUMBUS, Ohio — Bojan Krkic scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute to help the Montreal Impact beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Thel Impact (6-8-2) have won two straight after a four-match losing streak. The Crew (9-3-4) are winless in their last three matches.
"A win is a win, and this one was against the best team in the league. I said it was going to be a difficult game and it was tough. But it's a good win," said Impact coach Thierry Henry.
"We have to keep our feet on the ground and keep working. We found a way to disturb them today, we have to keep on going."
Bojan' beat goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell with a right-footed shot to the bottom right corner for his second goal of the season.
Bojan nearly scored in the the 24th minute. He fired a shot that hit the crossbar. The ball deflected to Lassi Lappalainen, whose header attempt hit a defender, but Lappalainen scored off the deflection.
Gyasi Zardes, who leads the Crew with 10 goals, scored from a cross that deflected off his head and bounced into the net from close range in the 45th.
The Associated Press