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Sebastien Le Toux’s goal gives Philadelphia a victory over New England

Sebastien Le Toux, a former Sounders FC player, scored to give host Philadelphia a 1-0 victory over New England.


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CHESTER, Pa. – Sebastien Le Toux scored in the 31st minute, lifting the Philadelphia Union to a 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution in a Major League Soccer match Saturday.

Le Toux, a former Sounders FC player, received a crossing pass from Leo Fernandes and sent the ball past goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

Le Toux, 30, was picked by Philadelphia in the November 2009 MLS expansion draft after being left unprotected by Sounders FC. He is the lone remaining player on the Philadelphia roster from the expansion draft.

Fernandes was a last-minute replacement for Union captain and midfielder Brian Carroll, who was scratched shortly before the match because of an illness.

The Union was coming off a 1-1 draw at Portland in its opener.

Philadelphia improved to 4-0-2 against New England at PPL Park.

The Revolution was shut out for the second straight time. The team began the season with a 4-0 loss at Houston and will play four of its first five matches on the road.

Other MLS matches

At Red Bulls 1, Rapids 1

Vicente Sanchez scored on a penalty kick in the 72nd minute and the Colorado Rapids and new coach Pablo Mastroeni opened with a draw with New York.

Thierry Henry scored on a header in the 57th minute for the Red Bulls, the defending Supporters’ Shield winners who were trying to bounce back from a dismal season-opening performance in a 4-1 loss at Vancouver.

At Sporting KC 1, FC Dallas 1

Matt Hedges scored a 90th-minute goal and made a goal-line clearance in second-half stoppage time, giving FC Dallas a draw with the defending MLS Cup champion.

Aurelien Collin put Sporting Kansas City up 1-0 in the 81st minute.

At Earthquakes 3, Real Salt Lake 3

Defender Victor Bernardez scored in the 75th minute and in second-half stoppage time as San Jose rallied from a 3-1 halftime deficit to get a draw.

Bernardez also assisted on Chris Wondolowski’s goal in the sixth minute.

At Dynamo 1, Impact 0

Will Bruin scored in the 40th minute to help Houston beat Montreal.

Dynamo keeper Tally Hall needed to make four saves for the shutout.

Note

• The English Premier League race tightened when leader Chelsea lost 1-0 at Aston Villa and Manchester City won 2-0 at Hull.

Fabian Delph scored in the 81st minute; Chelsea was down to 10 men at the time because Willian was sent off in the 68th minute.

Ramires of Chelsea was sent off during injury time and manager Jose Mourinho was ejected.

Chelsea is six points ahead of second-place Manchester City, which has played three fewer matches.



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