MLS: Philadelphia Union cements first place

Well established at the top of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer (MLS), the Philadelphia Union club increased their lead on Saturday at Subaru Park by defeating the New England Revolution 2-1.

MLS: Philadelphia Union cements first place

Well established at the top of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer (MLS), the Philadelphia Union club increased their lead on Saturday at Subaru Park by defeating the New England Revolution 2-1.

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The crowd favorites, however, had to work hard since it was the visitors who opened the hostilities. In the 61st minute, Gustavo Bou completed a play orchestrated by several of his teammates, lodging a relay from Brandon Bye in the opposing skylight.

The Union, however, provided the reply by hitting the target twice in less than five minutes.

In the 75th minute, Dane Mikael Uhre took advantage of a corner kick from his side to rise higher than his opponents and redirect the ball with a header behind goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic.

Then, four minutes later, Daniel Gazdag converted a penalty by putting the ball into the top of the net.

Indirectly, the Union offered a small helping hand to CF Montreal, since the Revolution is desperately trying to climb the ladder in the East in order to occupy a place giving access to the playoffs. The formation of Massachusetts nevertheless remains outside the portrait of the playoffs due to a harvest of 25 points in 20 duels.

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