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Michel scores in 84th to lift Orlando City past Crew, 1-0

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Benji Michel scored his first MLS goal in the 84th minute to help Orlando City beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Saturday night.

Lamine Sane sent an entry pass up the right channel, Ruan flicked a cross into the area and Michel poked it into the back of the net for Orlando (7-9-4).

The Crew (5-14-2) had their best chances early and late. Gyasi Zardes' shot crashed off the crossbar in the sixth minute and Harrison Afful's knuckler was saved by Brian Rowe in the 88th minute. Rowe's denial was the only save of the night by either team.

Orlando's Dom Dwyer was sent off in second-half stoppage time for an elbow to Josh Williams' face.

Columbus lost its fifth in a row and extended its winless streak to nine.

Updated July 13, 2019

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