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July 12, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
PPL Park — Chester, Pennsylvania
Referee:‬ J. Gonzalez‎
Attendance:‬ 15172‎
 
J. Correa 14′
 
89′ Conor Casey
 

Philadelphia Union 3-1 Chivas USA: Union wins in wet, wild game

The weather slammed down on PPL, but the fans who came out were rewarded with a chaotic game and a dramatic ending as Philly moved into second in the East.

By Keith Hickey

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CHESTER, Pa. -- The Philadlephia Union scraped a vital 2-1 victory over Chivas USA at PPL Park in brutal weather.

Chivas USA scored first, in the 14th minute. Union defender Amobi Okugo slipped on the soaked grass, and Zac MacMath rushed out to cover, allowing Jorge Villafana to slide a simple pass to Jose Correa, who had an easy finish to make it 1-0.

The Union equalized in the 58th minute, Brian Carroll getting the last touch on Sebastien Le Toux's cross to level the scores at 1-1.

The Union lost manager John Hackworth in the 77th minute, when he was dismissed by referee Jorge Gonzalez.

Hackworth was soon followed by Chivas USA's Josue Soto, who was shown a second yellow for dissent after a pass back to the goalkeeper was called against Chivas USA just seven yards from goal. Sebastien Le Toux laid the set piece off to Michael Farfan, who blasted his shot into the roof of the net and gave Le Toux the league lead in assists.

Conor Casey ensured all three points late on, tapping home a cross - from debutant sub Fabinho - unmarked at the back post.

The result extends Chivas' winless streak to 14 games, and ends a three-game winless skid for Philly. The Union moves up to second place in the East.


Philadelphia Union

18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
 - 
28
Raymon Gaddis
Defender
 - 
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
 - 
7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
58′
 - 
14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
56′
 - 
26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
82′
 - 
22
Leo Fernandes
Midfielder
70′
 - 
44
Danny Cruz
Midfielder
78′
 - 
6
Conor Casey
Striker
89′
 - 
11
 - 

Chivas USA

 - 
1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
 - 
33
M. de Luna
Defender
 - 
4
W. Vílchez
Defender
35′
 - 
-
 - 
19
 - 
-
E. Mejía
Midfielder
82′
 - 
12
Marco Delgado
Midfielder
42′
 - 
18
Josue Soto
Midfielder
21′ 79′
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
 - 
20
Carlos Alvarez
Midfielder
 - 
-
J. Correa
Striker
14′

Substitutes

1
Chris Konopka
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
33
Fabinho
Defender
78′
 - 
-
Matt Kassel
Midfielder
92′
 - 
20
Roger Torres
Midfielder
 - 
12
 - 
29
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
Patrick McLain
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
5
 - 
-
Marvin Iraheta
Midfielder
 - 
-
J. Rivera
Striker
 - 
7
 - 
-
J. Morales
Striker
67′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2