Chester, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Union claimed a dramatic win
at PPL Park on Sunday, riding a late goal from Jack McInerney to a 2-1 win
over the New England Revolution.
Saer Sene put the visitors in front in the first half with his ninth goal of
the season, but Philadelphia clawed its way back after the restart thanks to a
penalty kick from Freddy Adu and McInerney's late winner.
Philadelphia (7-10-2) is 5-2-0 over its last seven games, going level with New
England (6-10-5) on 23 points after the Revolution's third loss from its last
four league games.
Sene opened the scoring less than 12 minutes in, collecting a pass from Kelyn
Rowe and ripping a shot from distance. The Frenchman's effort looked as if it
would be an easy save for Zac MacMath, but the swerve on the shot saw it fly
past the Union 'keeper and into the back of the net.
New England was unfortunate not to get a penalty kick in the 53rd minute when
Sene's shot from inside the box was blocked by the outstretched arm of Sheanon
Williams. It went unnoticed by referee Edvin Jurisevic.
The visitors were even more unlucky moments later when Kevin Alston tripped up
Jack McInerney. Replays showed that the infraction occurred just outside the
box, but Jurisevic pointed to the spot and Adu took advantage, slotting home
from 12 yards out to draw the home side level.
New England came close to finding the go-ahead goal 11 minutes from time when
Sene's through ball found the run of Shalrie Joseph, but the midfielder's
effort sailed inches over the crossbar.
The Union made the visitors pay for that miss in the dying minutes as Williams
delivered an inch-perfect cross to the back post for McInerney to head home
from inside the six-yard box.
New England is 1-8-2 on the road this season, taking just one point from its
three-game road trip.
The Revs will look to get back on track next time out as they welcome the
Sporting Kansas City to Gillette Stadium on August 4. The Union will head to
the Stade Saputo to face the Montreal Impact the same day.
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