CHESTER, PA - APRIL 30: Sebastien Le Toux #9 of the Philadelphia Union heads the ball in front of Justin Morrow #15 of the San Jose Earthquakes during the second half at PPL Park on April 30, 2011 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The Union overcome familiar adversity in ten man win over San Jose | American Soccer News
Early afternoon Flyers and Phillies games didn't dampen the support for the Union as PPL Park was rattling in anticipation of a showdown with a San Jose squad that was deep in the Western Conference doldrums. The Union faithful were treated to scrappy soccer, a rare ten-man shutout, and late heroics for their loyalty. A near sold-out crowd withstood a suspect red card call on Jordan Harvey to see their favorite Frenchman score his first goal of the season on a 77th minute penalty kick to retake the Eastern Conference lead.
Only a minute into a conversation with Jordan Harvey, you are very aware that the Union’s left back a) Loves to talk, b) Is an reliably nice guy, and c) Sincerely enjoys playing soccer with the enthusiasm of a kid.
The disturbing trend of incompetent officials having more impact on the game than the players reached a crest at PPL Park, as nominal referee Mark Geiger made a mess of the day’s fixture. A man down after an asinine red card, the Union stayed strong until Geiger managed to screw up in our favor, bagging the 1-0 win by way of a PK.
Sam Toma's player ratings from the Philadelphia Union’s 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on April 30, 2011.
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