Philadelphia's Sheanon Williams (right) scored the second goal for the Union in the 29th minute.
Eric Hartline/US Presswire

CHESTER, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Brian Carroll scored one goal and set up another as the Philadelphia Union cruised past the Columbus Crew 3-0 in Major League Soccer on Wednesday.

Carroll found the net in the 25th minute, followed by goals from Sheanon Williams in the 29th and Conor Casey two minutes later.

The Crew played without injured midfielder Eddie Gaven and forward Jairo Arrieta, who is on international duty with Costa Rica.

With the win, Philadelphia moves into fourth place in the Eastern Conference on 22 points, four behind leader Montreal and trailing Houston on goal difference.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.