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                 === New England cruises past Philadelphia ===
 
 Chester,  PA (SportsNetwork.com)  - The New England Revolution continued their
 scoring tear on Saturday by routing the Philadelphia Union in a 5-3 victory at
 PPL Park.
 
 The  Revs cruised to a 5-0 defeat of Seattle Sounders FC last week and managed
 to  turn  in another  five-star performance against  the struggling Union, who
 were  unable to  build upon  Wednesday's promising  defeat of  Sporting Kansas
 City.
 
 New  England  opened the scoring in  Saturday's affair in the 13th minute when
 A.J. Soares nodded home a corner kick from Chris Tierney.
 
 The  lead was doubled  in the 26th minute when Diego Fagundez collected a pass
 from Teal Bunbury and fired home his third goal of the season.
 
 Philadelphia  managed  to pull one  back through Vincent Nogueira's thundering
 strike in the 36th minute, but the second half belonged to the visitors.
 
 Lee  Nguyen nabbed  his team-leading  fifth goal  of the  season early  in the
 second  period,  taking a through ball  from Daigo Kobayashi and firing home a
 shot through traffic.
 
 Tierney  added  to the lead in  the 57th minute  with a superb free kick while
 Patrick Mullins netted his third goal of the season 10 minutes later.
 
 Philadelphia  managed  to pull back a  pair of goals through Sheanon Williams'
 first-time finish in the 76th minute and a late Sebastien Le Toux penalty, but
 the damage had been done.
 
 New  England  (6-3-2) improves to  20 points on the  season to climb into sole
 possession of first place in the Eastern Conference while Philadelphia (2-6-5)
 stays put on 11 points.
 
 
 
 05/17 21:06:29 ET

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