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Toronto steals crucial points against Union

Chester PA: As the Push for the MLS playoffs continues, the Philadelphia Union were looking to  move up in the east standing as they took on Toronto FC from Talen Energy Stadium in Chester PA on Saturday night. The Union enter this game off an impressive 4-0 win over New England on August 13 while Toronto comes into road battle with Philadelphia off a Tie against Houston on August 14. This game also marked the Philadelphia Union home debut of Alejandro Bedoya.

Toronto started the game with the ball and both teams would have some good scoring chances early, The scoring would open up in the 18th Minute when Toronto Sebastian Giovinco shot would hit the post and then go into the net for the early 1-0 lead. The Union would answer back in the 24th minute on goal by Ken Tribbett to tie the game at 1. Toronto would take over by scoring the next 2 goals in the 30th minute by Drew Moor which was setup by a nice pass from USA National team player Michael Bradley and the 3rd goal came in the 44th minute also from USA National team player Jozy Altidore as Toronto would take a 3-1 lead into halftime.

Philadelphia would put pressure on in the 2nd half to get back into the game but Toronto would make the plays to stop them and the referees made some questionable calls. a crowd of 18,271 saw a very sloppy game as Toronto would hold on for a 3-1 lead and steal 3 big points from the Union as the standing getting tight for the playoffs. The union have to rebound fast as they hit the road against Columbus on August 24 while Toronto also hits the road on August 24 at Orlando City.


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