COLUMBUS OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Steven Lenhart #32 of the Columbus Crew is congratulated by teammate Dilly Duka #11 of the Columbus Crew after scoring a goal against Joe Public FC on September 14 2010 at Crew Stadium in Columbus Ohio. The Columbus Crew defeated Joe Public FC 3-0. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Crew Vs. Impact: Columbus Scores Twice, Beats Montreal 2-0

An early red card opened the door for Columbus to slide by the expansion Montreal Impact 2-0.

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Crew Vs. Impact: Columbus Takes Care Of Montreal 2-0

The Columbus Crew picked up their first win of the MLS season on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over the Montreal Impact. An early red card by Impact defender Jeb Brovsky forced Montreal into an immediate disadvantage with only ten men on the field, a liability that quickly proved to be overwhelming for the expansion team.

As expected, the one-man advantage afforded Columbus plenty of scoring opportunities right away, but it wasn't able to break free until a converted penalty shot in the 30th minute by Milovan Mirosevic broke the scoreless tie. The Crew then added a second goal on a header in the 66th minute to pull away, and never allowed the Impact to get anything going at the other end.

Next up, Columbus will suit up to face a winless Toronto FC squad (0-2) on the road.

For more on the Crew, check out Massive Report. For more soccer coverage, head to SB Nation's soccer hub page.

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