Philadelphia Unions Raymon Gaddis, center, fights for control of the ball in between Columbus Crews Olman Vargas, left, and Eddie Gavin, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Philadelphia Union's Raymon Gaddis, center, fights for control of the ball in between Columbus Crews' Olman Vargas, left, and Eddie Gavin, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek) (AP Photo)

Gabriel Gomez scored on a penalty kick in the 38th minute and the Philadelphia Union beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Saturday.

After Columbus' Eric Gehrig was whistled for a handball in the penalty box, Gomez converted and the Union (1-3-1) held on for their first win this season.

Toronto FC (0-4-0) is the only remaining winless club in Major League Soccer.

It was the second consecutive shutout for Zac MacMath following a scoreless draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps two weeks ago.

Philadelphia played without midfielder Roger Torres (knee surgery) and forward Danny Mwanga (rib contusion). Captain Danny Califf, its central defender, was scratched just before kickoff with a hamstring strain and replaced by rookie Raymon Gaddis.

The Crew (2-3-0) have lost two straight.

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