Nick Hagglund broke a tie in the 49th minute when FC Cincinnati broke a five-game winless streak and won at home for the first time this season with a 2-1 victory against the Columbus Crew at Nippert Stadium on Wednesday.
Second-year Cincinnati (4-10-4, 16 points) defeated the Crew (9-4-4, 31 points) for the first time in MLS play after three losses and two ties.
Columbus has lost two straight and is winless (0-3-1) in the past four games.
The Crew returned to play after having the game Sunday at Orlando FC postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases on Friday involving two of the Crew's soccer operations members. All tests of players and staff have since been negative.
Columbus was victimized by a successful PK attempt for the third straight match. Kubo's second goal of the season ended a 292-minute scoreless drought for Cincinnati on the team's first penalty of the season.
Cincinnati scored for the first time at home this season after four scoreless draws and a 1-0 loss to Toronto FC. Cincinnati had not won at home in 13 games back to last season, an MLS record.
Santos got the equalizer just before the half when he was tripped by Tom Pettersson.
Cincinnati keeper Bobby Edwards, in his MLS debut, guessed correctly to his right but could not stop the well-placed shot by Santos, who has five goals.
Edwards had one save as did Tarbell.