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Played
August 13, 2011 8:08 PM EDT
PPL Park — Chester, Pennsylvania
Referee:‬ G. Gamble‎
Attendance:‬ 18811‎
 
33′ (PG) Sebastien Le Toux
86′ (PG) Sebastien Le Toux
Brek Shea 45+1′

Philadelphia Union 2-2 FC Dallas: Freddy Adu starts in draw for Union

Freddy Adu returned to Major League Soccer and started in draw between two of the top teams in the league.

By Allen Ramsey

Freddy Adu, Philadelphia Union, MLS
Drew Hallowell
There was plenty of excitement surrounding the Philadelphia Union's match against FC Dallas on Saturday night as Freddy Adu returned to Major League Soccer to face off with one of the USA's newest stars in Brek Shea. But defensive mistakes were the real story a match that ended in a 2-2 draw.

Dallas opened the scoring in the 16th when Maicon Santos pounced a mistake in Philly's back line and sent a shot into the lower corner from just outside the box. The Union pulled level in the 34th when Ugo Ihemelu took Justin Mapp down in the box and Sebastien Le Toux converted the penalty.

Brek Shea added to his impressive goal tally with a followup finish, clipping the ball into the net after Marvin Chavez had been denied just before the break. The strike moved Shea into double digits in 2011, good for joint-third in the league.

Adu's debut with Philadelphia ended just after the hour mark, a caution for a reckless tackle being all he had to show for his work aside from some promising moves early in the second half.

In the 81st minute the match took a positive turn for the home side. Dallas defender George John picked up his second yellow of the night and was sent off, allowing the Union even more room to push forward, and the equalizer followed quickly.

This time it was Jackson committing a foul in the box on Gabriel Farfan and and sending Le Toux back to the spot for his second goal of the night.



Philadelphia Union

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F. Mondragón
Goalkeeper
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22
 - 
25
 - 
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Dan Califf
Defender
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Gabriel Farfán
Midfielder
 - 
21
Justin Mapp
Midfielder
80′
 - 
30
Freddy Adu
Striker
27′ 62′
 - 
7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
 - 
11
 - 
9
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-
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FC Dallas

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Kevin Hartman
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
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Ugo Ihemelu
Defender
 - 
14
George John
Defender
24′ 81′
 - 
17
Zach Loyd
Defender
 - 
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Bruno Guarda
Midfielder
73′
 - 
10
Ricardo Villar
Midfielder
 - 
-
Brek Shea
Midfielder
46′
 - 
81
Marvin Chávez
Midfielder
84′
 - 
-
 - 
-

Substitutes

18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
 - 
20
Roger Torres
Midfielder
75′
 - 
26
Keon Daniel
Midfielder
80′
 - 
26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
 - 
14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
 - 
55
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Substitutes

 - 
18
Chris Seitz
Goalkeeper
 - 
11
Jackson
Defender
67′
 - 
4
 - 
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Daniel Cruz
Midfielder
73′
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
 - 
16
Bobby Warshaw
Midfielder
 - 
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Ruben Luna
Striker

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • 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
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1