Sunday, August 14, 2011

Le Toux's PK Brace Gives Union Draw With FC Dallas

Sebastien Le Toux's pair of second-half penalty kicks equaled first-half scores by Maicon Santos and Brek Shea as the host Philadelphia Union played FC Dallas to a 2-2 draw in Major League Soccer play Saturday at PPL Park.

The Union, who saw the return of US Men's National Team midfielder Freddy Adu to the league for the first time in four years, are now 8-5-10 with 34 points and are in second place in the Eastern Conference behind the Columbus Crew (10-7-7, 37), who hosts Philadelphia in a showdown next Saturday.

FC Dallas, 12-6-7 with 43 points and in second place in the Western Conference, six points behind the league's and the conference's best team, the Los Angeles Galaxy (13-3-9, 48), plays Mexico's Pumas UNAM in the first game of Group C play Wedbesday in the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League, then hosts the Seattle Sounders in their league play return next Saturday.

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