Saturday Night Union Freekicks: A Draw, But A Needed Point

KANSAS CITY, KS - SEPTEMBER 23: Kei Kamara #23 of Sporting Kansas City battles Amobi Okugo #14 of the Philadelphia Union for a head ball during the game on September 23, 2011 at LiveStrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Back to the DRAWing board " Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi. Union
Philadelphia’s recent visit to Kansas City has ended, once again, in a 1-1 tie.  This wasn’t a weak tie like earlier in the year, as KC was a real formidable attacking opponent, and both teams had a decent amount of chances.  I for one considered this a must win, because it’s better to win now and tie later in such a tight eastern conference race, but various others considered this game a can’t lose considering how well KC has been playing, and we didn’t lose.  Which is a plus.

Results – Starting XI | Union Dues

I would like to say that the results of this poll were slightly surprising. This poll completely confirmed my idea that UnionDues is not the blog of the casual reader. As you will see, the voted reflect a deep understanding of both the game in general and this team specifically.

Thoughts on a hard-earned draw for the Union | The Goalkeeper | 09/23/2011

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - If I had offered you a 1-1 draw between the Union and Sporting Kansas City before kickoff last night, I think you would have taken it.

Le Toux saves tie | Philadelphia Daily News | 09/24/2011

IT MIGHT BE the one goal Sebastien Le Toux has scored this season where he doesn't receive all the credit.

Union battles to 1-1 tie with Sporting Kansas City | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/24/2011

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Union manager Peter Nowak has a history of achieving results with improvised lineups. But on Friday night, Nowak faced one of the most challenging tasks of his tenure.

Recap: Union, Sporting KC battle to 1-1 draw | Philadelphia Union

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Omar Bravo and Sébastien Le Toux scored seven minutes apart in the second half as Sporting Kansas City and Philadelphia Union each settled for a point in a Friday night matchup of teams vying for a place at the top of the Eastern Conference.

Le Toux continues to carry Union with recent scoring barrage | Philadelphia Union

As the intensity of the Eastern Conference playoff race heats up with each passing match, so too does Sebastien Le Toux.

MacMath shines as Union gut out point vs. Sporting KC | Philadelphia Union

The Philadelphia Union knew trying to contain one of the league’s most potent attacks – on the road – would be a significant challenge.

Bravo lifts Sporting KC to 1-1 draw with Union - delcotimes.com

Sebastien Le Toux scored a second-half equalizer for Philadelphia (9-7-13), which moved into third place in the East with 40 points.

Le Toux goal gives Union draw vs. Sporting KC | CSN Philly/AP

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Omar Bravo scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season, and Sporting Kansas City moved back into the MLS' Eastern Conference lead with a 1-1 draw against the Philadelphia Union on Friday night. 

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