Carson, CA (Sports Network) - Freddy Adu scored as the Philadelphia Union edged
Chivas USA, 1-0, on Saturday at The Home Depot Center in Major League Soccer.
Adu scored off a backheel finish from just steps off the goal line, although he
sneaked it in off the inside the left post, in the 40th minute as the Union won
their second straight match.
Philadelphia (2-3-1) opened the season with three successive defeats, but has a
tie against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, a win over the Columbus Crew and the win at
Chivas in its last three games.
Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath made five saves for his third straight shutout.
Chivas USA (3-4-0) continued an odd start to the year, as it dropped its fourth
match in as many home games this season - but has won all three of its games on
Philadelphia had Keon Daniel sent off with 15 minutes remaining, but held on as
it climbed into a tie with Columbus for sixth in the Eastern Conference. Chivas
is tied for sixth in the Western Conference with the Los Angeles Galaxy and the
The Union host the San Jose Earthquakes on April 28, when Chivas USA visits the
Colorado Rapids for its next match.
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