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MLS Game Summary - Philadelphia at Kansas City



(Wednesday, May 14, 2014)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Philadelphia 2, Kansas City 1

Kansas City, KS (SportsNetwork.com) - Cristian Maidana's tally nine minutes from time proved to be the difference on Wednesday as the Philadelphia Union snapped a nine-match winless run with a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City at Sporting Park.

It's been a struggle for the Union to produce positive results this season, a situation which has increased the pressure on manager John Hackworth, but after a scoreless first half the Union struck first in the 49th minute.

Maidana did well to get around his mark and gallop the end line. His strike from a tight angle was parried by Sporting goalkeeper Eric Kronberg, but the rebound came straight to Danny Cruz, who finished it on the slide and all the Union players surrounded their manager in a show of unity and support.

Kansas City responded to going down a goal by inserting top goal scorer Dominic Dwyer and the move paid dividends in the 80th minute as he ran onto a layoff from Paulo Nagamura and ripped it into the top right corner.

But less than a minute later the Union took the lead again as Andrew Wenger found a wide-open Maidana in the box and the Argentine finished with his right foot.

The Union faced more adversity in the final minutes as substitute Corben Bone was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge just moments after his introduction.

But Philadelphia held firm to claim a massive three points and move into seventh place in the East with 11 points. Despite the defeat, Sporting remains in first place in the East on 17 points.

05/14 22:41:35 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR
 
Final
SEA 2
TOR 8
Final
HOU 10
DET 8
Final
BAL 2
MIA 5
Final
CIN 2
CLE 5
Final
OAK 7
TAM 2
Final
ANA 1
BOS 6
Final
MIL 1
ATL 2
Final
NYM 1
PIT 9
Final
PHI 1
WAS 4
Final
MIN 8
CWS 1
Final
STL 6
KAN 1
Final
CHC 3
ARI 4
Final
SDP 11
LOS 3
Final
SFG 2
COL 11
Final
TEX 5
NYY 2
1:05pm Today
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
COL
CIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
2:10pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
2:20pm Today
WAS
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
 
4:15pm Today
ARI
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIA
PIT
 
7:07pm Tonight
CWS
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
SEA
TAM
 
8:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
9:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
 
Final
ATL 111
CLE 114
9:00pm Tonight
GSW
HOU
 
Final
TAM 2
NYR 0
9:00pm Tonight
CHI
ANA
 
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR