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                   === United piles more misery on Union ===
 
 Chester,  PA (SportsNetwork.com)  - Philadelphia  Union's winless  run reached
 nine  consecutive matches  on Saturday after the club suffered a 1-0 defeat at
 the hands of D.C. United at PPL Park.
 
 Coming off a 2-1 defeat against Seattle last weekend, Philadelphia hoped for a
 better  performance in  front of the home crowd, but things started poorly for
 the home side as Chris Rolfe was left alone in the penalty area.
 
 With  several  Union defenders watching the  play, Rolfe was allowed to take a
 cross  down off his  chest and rip it past Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath on the
 half-volley after just six minutes.
 
 Philadelphia's  best chance  of the first half  came in the 15th minute when a
 Cristian  Maidana corner kick fell to Amobi Okugo in the penalty area, but the
 strike flew over the crossbar.
 
 The  Union  looked primed  to find an  equalizer with 25  minutes to play when
 Andrew Wenger got free on the turn and went in on goal, but Bill Hamid came to
 United's  rescue,  stopping  Wenger  point  blank,  and  then  stopping  Conor
 Casey's follow-up chance with a spectacular dive.
 
 The  Union  continued to press  forward as  the fourth official's board showed
 five  minutes  of stoppage time, but  an equalizer never came and United snuck
 away with all three points.
 
 Philadelphia has not won since March 15 against the New England Revolution and
 remains on eight points, while D.C. improves to 14 points.
 
 
 
 05/10 18:05:41 ET

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