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    English team Wigan Athletic tops MLS's Crew 2-1 in friendly

    James McCarthy and Marc-Antoine Fortune scored in the second half as Wigan Athletic defeated the Columbus Crew 2-1 in an exhibition match.

    Columbus: James McCarthy and Marc-Antoine Fortune scored in the second half and Roger Espinoza had a successful homecoming as England's Wigan Athletic defeated the Columbus Crew 2-1 in an exhibition match on Saturday.

    Espinoza, who played for Ohio State in 2007, entered at the start of the second half and within seconds crossed the ball to McCarthy for a header and a 1-0 lead in the 46th minute.

    Fortune made it 2-0 in the 63rd but Ryan Finley cut the deficit 10 minutes later when he chipped in from a deflected pass from Eric Gehrig.

    Wigan, winners of the FA Cup - the world's oldest football tournament - in May, is on its first preseason trip to the United States.