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Played
April 14, 2012 3:50 PM EDT
PPL Park — Chester, Pennsylvania
Referee:‬ M. Kennedy‎
Attendance:‬ 18526‎
 
38′ G. Gómez
 

Philadelphia Union 1-0 Columbus Crew: Union grab first win of the season

The Philadelphia Union's defense held firm and a single goal was enough to help the club to its first win of the season.

By Allen Ramsey

Keon Daniel, Milovan Mirosevic; Columbus Crew - Philadelphia Union
Drew Hallowell
A ball from the returning Freddy Adu that struck Eric Gehrig's hand as it came through the box set up a penalty goal from Gabriel Gómez to give the Philadelphia Union all the team would need in a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew.

The win was Philly's first of the season and the club can thank the play of goalkeeper Zac MacMath, who posted his second straight clean sheet on Saturday.

MacMath was called on in the 54th minute to stop Olman Vargas who seemed to be in perfect position for a strike at goal before the 'keeper threw himself in front of the shot to clear the danger.

The Crew's late push for an equalizer came up short and sent the team to its second straight loss.

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Philadelphia Union

18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
90′
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22
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Dan Califf
Defender
 - 
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Gabriel Farfán
Midfielder
 - 
25
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G. Gómez
Midfielder
25′ 38′ 71′
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7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
48′
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30
Freddy Adu
Striker
62′
 - 
26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
71′
 - 
26
Keon Daniel
Midfielder
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L. Pajoy
Striker
93′
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Columbus Crew

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30
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14
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16
Eric Gehrig
Defender
70′
 - 
20
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20
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10
 - 
12
Eddie Gaven
Midfielder
78′
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13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
65′
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Kirk Urso
Midfielder
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O. Vargas
Striker
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18

Substitutes

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C. Harrison
Goalkeeper
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P. López
Defender
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28
Ray Gaddis
Defender
 - 
14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
71′
 - 
9
 - 
17
 - 
29
 - 
23
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Substitutes

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28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
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3
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-
 - 
6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
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7
Bernardo Anor
Midfielder
65′
 - 
12
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20

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Coach/Manager

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