Jack Elliott had a brace inside the first half hour and Fafa Picault converted from the spot to give the Philadelphia Union a critical road win over New England Revolution on Saturday night.
The English defender, starting his third consecutive match in place of the injured Mark McKenzie, had only one goal entering the match in 40 career appearances.
The 2-0 lead would be squandered with a rough start to the second half that saw the Revolution get a goal off a long range shot and deflection from Andrew Farrell. Eighteen minutes later Wilfried Zahibo was left unmarked int he box on a set piece and headed home the equalizer.
The Revolution would have equalized even earlier if not for Andre Blake, who did well to get a hand on Cristian Penilla’s shot attempt. Blake was his usual impressive self with five saves.
Picault also had a decent night on the attacking end of things, earning a corner that led to a handball and his penalty kick. Cory Burke, meanwhile, failed to score for the first time in an MLS start after finding the back of the net in each of his first five MLS starts.
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