Chester, PA (Sports Network) - Conor Casey scored on each side of the interval
on Sunday as the Philadelphia Union topped 10-man Red Bull New York, 3-0, at
Antoine Hoppenot also scored for Philadelphia, which stretched its winning
streak on home soil to three consecutive matches and pulled level with New
York on 25 points with a game in hand.
New York, meanwhile, came off a 22-day break in its league schedule and was
missing some key pieces in defender Jamison Olave and midfielders Tim Cahill
The Union open end the scoring in the seventh minute as Philadelphia defender
Sheanon Williams whipped a cross into the New York penalty area for an
unmarked Casey, who nodded it past Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles.
Things became more difficult for New York in the 28th minute when Lloyd Sam
was shown a straight red card by referee Baldomero Toledo for a rash two-
footed challenge on Union winger Danny Cruz.
After the sending off, New York carried the play for a large majority of the
first half but could not find the net and went into the locker room down a
The Union made it 2-0 in the 64th minute when Robles spilled a shot from the
right side of the box by Jack McInerney and Casey was there to clean it up,
firing home his eighth career goal against New York.
Philadelphia then finished off a spectacular performance in the 88th minute
when Sebastien Le Toux sent a low pass into the box to a wide-open Hoppenot,
who ripped it home for his second goal of the season.
The result gives the Union their first win over New York since a 1-0 victory
at PPL Park in April 9, 2011.
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