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MLS Game Summary - Philadelphia at Los Angeles



(Wednesday, July 4, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Philadelphia 2, Los Angeles 1

Carson, CA (Sports Network) - Michael Farfan stunned the crowd at The Home Depot Center on Wednesday, netting the game-winner in second-half stoppage time to help the Philadelphia Union claim a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

The visitors took the lead just before halftime thanks to a creative finish from Jack McInerney, but Chad Barrett pulled one back for the Galaxy 17 minutes from time.

Los Angeles thought it had done enough to claim a point at home, but Farfan ensured a dramatic finish with his first goal of the season, giving the Union their first defeat of the Galaxy in club history.

With two successive losses, Los Angeles (6-10-2) stays put in sixth place in the Western Conference with just 20 points through 18 games.

Philadelphia (4-9-2) has won two of its last three league games, picking up its first road win under interim head coach John Hackworth.

Los Angeles dominated the opening half, creating a flurry of scoring chances only to be thwarted by several goal-line stops from the Union defense.

The Union stole the lead against the run of play as Farfan slipped a pass in front of net just before the break. McInerney put the ball past Josh Saunders with a nifty back-heel on the turn for his third goal of the season.

David Junior Lopes came close to leveling the score in the 60th minute when a cross into the box was not dealt with by the Union defense. The Galaxy defender hammered the loose ball toward goal but the shot rattled the crossbar before getting cleared to safety.

The home side ultimately got on even terms through a well-worked goal in the 73rd minute.

A failed clearance fell to Landon Donovan at the top of the box and he picked out Todd Dunivant's overlapping run down the left flank. Dunivant delivered a low cross into the box that eluded Robbie Keane, but Barrett was making a secondary run to calmly slot the ball into the back of the net.

Los Angeles pushed for another goal, but Philadelphia stole all three points thanks to Farfan's stoppage-time winner.

Lionard Pajoy held up the ball before finding Farfan with a back-heel in behind the Galaxy defense. The Union youngster got into the box and curled a shot past Saunders at the far post to help the visitors claim an improbable win.

Both sides return to action Sunday as the Union host Toronto FC at PPL Park while the Galaxy head to Toyota Park to face the Chicago Fire.

07/05 00:45:51 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
GWI 2
 
Final
NEP 30
CAR 7
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
GWI
 
Final
CHC 4
BAL 1
Final
NYY 4
CWS 3
Final
CLE 1
HOU 5
Final
WAS 3
SFG 10
Final
PHI 5
STL 4
Final
TOR 0
TAM 8
Final
CIN 1
ATL 3
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BOS 3
SEA 5
Final
TEX 3
KAN 6
Final
MIN 20
DET 6
Final
MIL 3
PIT 8
Final
COL 5
MIA 13
Final
ARI 5
SDP 1
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OAK 5
ANA 3
Final
LOS 6
NYM 2
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NYY
CWS
 
1:07pm Today
TOR
TAM
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
DET
 
1:35pm Today
BOS
SEA
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
BAL
 
4:05pm Today
WAS
SFG
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
HOU
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
CIN
ATL
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIL
PIT
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
DET
 
8:10pm Tonight
COL
MIA
 
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ARI
SDP
 
8:25pm Tonight
TEX
KAN
 
9:05pm Tonight
OAK
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LOS
NYM
 
Final
NEP 30
CAR 7
 
Final
DET 13
JAC 12
 
Final
NYJ 24
NYG 35
 
Final
GBP 31
OAK 21
 
Final
SEA 34
CHI 6
 
4:30pm Today
BUF
TAM
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
DAL
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
TEN
7:30pm Tonight
BAL
WAS
8:00pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
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IND
NOS
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CLE
STL
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DEN
HOU
Final
DUR 5
GWI 2
 
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