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Union hands Revs third consecutive loss, 3-0

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Union hands Revs third consecutive loss, 3-0

CHESTER, Pa. - C.J. Sapong, Ilson Pereira and Roland Alberg scored and the Philadelphia Union beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Sunday.

Sapong converted from the spot, after Benjamin Angoua was called for a handball in the area, in the fourth minute. Pereira side-netted a first-time half-volley in the opening minutes of the second half. Fabrice Jean-Picault, on the right flank, lofted an entry to a charging Ilsinho who put it away from the right corner of the 6-yard box. Roland Alberg capped the scoring - moments after coming on for Pereira - in the 78th, blasting a right-footer into the top-right corner from well outside the box.

Philadelphia (6-7-4) has won two in a row after losing three straight. Andre Blake had three saves for his second consecutive shutout and his seventh of the season. The 26-year-old had eight career shutouts coming into this season.

New England (5-8-5) has lost three in a row.

Chris Tierney announces retirement after 11 seasons with Revs

Chris Tierney announces retirement after 11 seasons with Revs

Chris Tierney discusses the injury that forced him to retire and looks back at his 11-year career with the Revolution.

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New England Revolution's Chris Tierney retires after 11 seasons

New England Revolution's Chris Tierney retires after 11 seasons

After 11 seasons with the New England Revolution, Chris Tierney announced his retirement on Thursday.  It marks the end of a special career in club history.  The Wellesley native played his entire MLS career for his hometown team and is the Revs' longest-tenured field player. In franchise history, he ranks third in league appearances, fourth in assists, and second in game-winning helpers.    

The fullback started at least 20 matches for eight straight seasons (2010-2017).  2018 might have been another season of 20-plus starts, but a torn ACL cut his season short on May 30.  

His left foot was lethal.  Over the course of his career, he delivered quite a few highlight reel free kicks.  Brad Friedel will remember the last one he made. Tierney's stoppage-time goal against Colorado helped the first year head coach earn his first win in the second game of the season.  

His most memorable goal may have come in 2014 MLS Cup.  His 79th-minute equalizer pushed the championship match to extra time before Robbie Keane scored the game-winner.   

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