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  • April 14, 2012
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Philadelphia Union 1-0 Columbus Crew: Union grab first win of the season

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

Drew Hallowell

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

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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