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Late Dallas goal foils Union bid for victory
Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff WriterPosted: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 1:09 AM
The Union survived one late-game scoring chance but couldnt do it twice. Thus, what looked like their third consecutive win turned into a 2-2 tie with 10-man FC Dallas in a Major League Soccer match before 18,212 Saturday at PPL Park in Chester.
Late in stoppage time, Dallas midfielder Michel sent a long free kick that Union keeper Zac MacMath got two hands on, but the ball dropped in front. Dallas midfielder David Ferreira got a foot on the ball, kicked it backward on goal, and Blas Perez ran in and headed it into the net in the 97th minute.
I had a pretty good path to the ball, but I thought I was undercut a little bit, MacMath said. Obviously there is no excuse - I should have punched the ball or held on to it.
The Union got a huge break earlier in stoppage time when defender Sheanon Williams cleared a Perez shot off the line. Replays showed the ball crossed the line and should have been a goal. More coverageMore soccer coverage from The Goalkeeper
Now at the midway point of the MLS season, the Union are 7-5-5, while Dallas is 8-3-6. This has to be a boost for a Dallas team that is just 1-3-4 on the road and was playing a man down from the 68th minute because of Je-Vaughn Watsons red card.
In their four-year history, the Union are 0-2-4 against Dallas.
The Union appeared in great shape when Aaron Wheeler headed in a Williams cross for a 2-1 lead in the 87th minute.
Wheeler had played a total of one minute this season before replacing Conor Casey in the 79th minute.
[We] have a great connection through training . . . it just felt good to get it done, Wheeler said of Williams.
In the 68th minute, the Union earned a man advantage when Watson received his second yellow card of the game and was sent off.
Watson was assessed the yellow for taking a dive in the penalty area after attempting to break down Amobi Okugo.
The teams each scored in an entertaining first half.
First, the Union missed scoring on a three-on-one break in the 13th minute. Dribbling down the right side, Sebastien Le Toux, passed across to Casey, who was just inside the box. Casey sent a pass past the goal that Jack McInerney couldnt control, but it went to Le Toux, who fired right at keeper Raul Fernandez from a right angle just outside of the 6-yard area.
I just couldnt get my foot on it, and if I had I would have scored, said McInerney, now off for duty with the United States national team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
In the 20th minute, a long Williams throw-in was headed by an unmarked Okugo inside the near post for his third goal of the season to open the scoring.
Walker Zimmerman beat defender Ray Gaddis to the ball and headed in Michels free kick for the equalizer in the 24th minute.
Elsewhere: Yordany Alvarez scored before halftime to lift Real Salt Lake to a 1-0 win over host Toronto FC. . . . Tony Cascio scored in stoppage time and the visiting Colorado Rapids beat the Montreal Impact, 4-3.
Contact Marc Narducci at mnarducci@phillynews.com. Follow on Twitter @sjnard.
This article contains information from the AP.
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