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August 31, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
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Philadelphia Union 0-0 Montreal Impact: Scoreless draw helps neither team in playoff race

Both sides will rue not finding the net in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race.

By Keith Hickey

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The Philadelphia Union took a point off the Eastern Conference-leading Montreal Impact in a scoreless draw Saturday at PPL Park.

Despite suspension robbing the Union of standout Amobi Okugo at the heart of its back line, the Zolos managed to limit service to Marco Di Vaio, who recorded a hat trick in their last meeting.

The Italy veteran wasn't entirely toothless, though. A poacher's shot under pressure following a Zac MacMath spill in the first half went just wide of the post, and he had a goal called back for offside in the second period.

The night was equally fruitless for Jack McInerney, as the youngster made his 10th consecutive appearance without a goal before he was subbed in the 80th minute.

Montreal, by not taking all three points, exposes itself to challenges from New York and Kansas City for its top spot. Philadelphia is unlikely to drop out of the playoff spots this weekend, but a failure to win gives the teams behind it with games in hand an opportunity to narrow the gap.


Philadelphia Union

18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
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28
Ray Gaddis
Defender
 - 
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
 - 
33
Fabinho
Defender
 - 
7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
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26
Keon Daniel
Midfielder
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44
Danny Cruz
Midfielder
73′
 - 
6
Conor Casey
Striker
86′
 - 
9
 - 
11
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Montreal Impact

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1
Troy Perkins
Goalkeeper
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5
Jeb Brovsky
Midfielder
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6
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13
 - 
13
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7
Felipe Martins
Midfielder
78′
 - 
8
 - 
21
Justin Mapp
Midfielder
 - 
23
 - 
9
 - 
15

Substitutes

1
Oka Nikolov
Goalkeeper
 - 
13
Michael Lahoud
Midfielder
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-
Kleberson
Midfielder
80′
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26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
 - 
22
Leo Fernandes
Midfielder
 - 
12
 - 
29
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Substitutes

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30
Evan Bush
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
 - 
11
Sanna Nyassi
Midfielder
56′
 - 
18
Collen Warner
Midfielder
85′
 - 
8
Davy Arnaud
Midfielder
78′
 - 
-
Andrea Pisanu
Midfielder
 - 
35

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