Recap: Union, Revolution Play to 1-1 Tie

Sebastien Le Toux's eighth goal not enough to give PHI three points

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Chester, Pa. (July 31, 2010) – After Sebastien Le Toux’s eighth goal of the season
gave the Union a first half lead in front of 18,137 fans at PPL Park, Marko
Perovic’s free kick in the 71
st minute took a strange bounce and
found its way into the net to help the Revolution steal a point on the road.

WATCH: Highlights from the Union's 1-1 draw against New England

The Revolution
had the first near miss of the match after Sainey Nyassi ran onto a through
ball in the 14
th minute and struck a shot from within the area to the
right of the goal. The angled, low attempt missed the far post by inches,
preserving the scoreless tie for the time being.

Despite
failing to generate many chances in the early going, Le Toux’s goal in the 25
th minute put the Union on the board first to
cap an impressive ten-pass build up in New England’s third. After Le Toux and Alejandro Moreno worked a give-and-go 30 yards from goal, Le Toux found Danny Mwanga at the top
of the box. With Emmanuel Osei on his back, Mwanga shielded the ball and laid
it off for Le Toux, who struck a bending ball far post past a diving Matt Reis
to put the Union up 1-0.

Philadelphia
had a chance to take a two goal advantage in the 36
th minute with
numbers in their favor on a counter attack, but after Fred found Le Toux
cutting into the middle of the field at the top of NE's area, the Revolution defense
converged on the Frenchman before he was able to unleash an attempt on goal.

The Union’s
elusive first shutout was not to be after Perovic's free kick from 40
yards out took an unusually large hop off the pitch, finding its way over a
diving Chris Seitz to tie the match at one goal apiece in the 71
st
minute.

Philadelphia
had a few opportunities to take the lead in the 89
th minute, but
they weren’t able to punch home a bouncing ball in the box, and then Justin
Mapp’s strike from within the area missed the far post.

The Union had
one more chance to find a go-ahead goal in the 92
nd minute, but the
referee decided against blowing the whistle when Le Toux was pulled down going
for a header off a Jack McInerney cross.

The Union will
return to MLS action this Thursday, August 5 against Columbus at PPL Park.

Scoring Summary:

PHI - Sebastien
Le Toux 8 (Danny Mwanga 3) 25’

NE – Marko
Perovic 4 (Unassisted) 71’


New England Revolution
-- Matt Reis, Kevin Alston, Emmanuel Osei, Darrius Barnes, Cory Gibbs, Sainey Nyassi, Shalrie Joseph, Pat Phelan, Chris Tierney, Zack Schilawski (Kenny Mansally 61), Marko Perovic.

TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3
 

Philadelphia Union
-- Chris Seitz, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Danny Califf, Jordan Harvey, Cristian Arrieta, Sebastien Le Toux, Fred (Andrew Jacobson 77), Stefani Miglioranzi, Alejandro Moreno, Danny Mwanga (Justin Mapp 56), Eduardo Coudet (Jack McInerney 83).

TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 3

Misconduct Summary:  
NE -- Shalrie Joseph (caution; Reckless Tackle) 45  
PHI -- Fred (caution; Reckless Tackle) 60  
NE -- Marko Perovic (caution; Reckless Tackle) 85  
 

Referee
: Jasen Anno  

Referee's Assistants
: -Thomas Supple; Steven Taylor  

4th Official
: Lee Suckle  

Attendance
: 18,147

Time of Game
: 1:55  

Weather
: Sunny-and-83-degrees