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USOC Game 1: Philadelphia Union 1 - New York Red Bulls 2 (and LeToux is injured)

TORONTO - APRIL 15: Nana Attakora #3 of Toronto FC tracks down Sebastien Le Toux #9 of Philadelphia Union during action at BMO Field April 15, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
TORONTO - APRIL 15: Nana Attakora #3 of Toronto FC tracks down Sebastien Le Toux #9 of Philadelphia Union during action at BMO Field April 15, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
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The Union lost their first game of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Red Bull Arena tonight.  New York played a thin roster made up almost entirely of their bench warmers against a Union lineup that I would say was at 40%.  Philadelphia was down 0-2 at half and brought in a few starters to try to get something going about 10 minutes into the second half.  LeToux came on and scored minutes later making it 1-2 where the score would remain until the whistle.

The bigger story: Sebastian LeToux was carried off on a stretcher.  No details have emerged just yet but to quote the Union twitter account:

Le Toux was carried off the field on a stretcher minutes ago. Didn't look good.

Ugh.  A loss we can move on from but an injury to your top goal scorer in a non-league game is devastating.

Overall the Union played poorly.  Many unforced errors and mistakes were made.  Shoddy passing and clumsy ball handling led to a disjointed side that couldn't find rhythm.  LeToux and Moreno brought a spark as they should against New York's second team.  I'd rather not expound on it much more than that.  It was a bad game.  LeToux's injury made it a terrible one.