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Fafa Picault, Union halt Sounders' MLS-record 9-game win streak

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Fafa Picault, Union halt Sounders' MLS-record 9-game win streak

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SEATTLE -- Fafa Picault scored in the third minute of second-half stoppage time Wednesday night, and the Philadelphia Union halted Seattle's MLS-record nine-game winning streak by beating the Sounders 1-0.

Goalkeeper Stefan Frei rolled a soft clearance pass out toward defender Gustav Svensson. But Picault got to the ball an instant before Svensson did and took it into the left side of the penalty area 1-on-1 against Frei. From 8 yards away, he drilled it into the back center of the net for his eighth goal of the season.

The Union (13-12-4) won for the fifth time in six games.

The Sounders (13-10-5) lost for the first time since dropping a 3-2 decision to Portland in Seattle on June 30. In addition to the nine straight wins, they had an overall unbeaten streak of 12 games during that stretch (10-0-2), just one shy of the club record.

Philadelphia thought it had gotten on the board in the 65th minute when a long through ball from Haris Medunjanin found Cory Burke streaking up the right wing side. Burke took the ball to the right side of the 6-yard box and sent a shallow shot across the goalmouth and into the far side of the net.

The Sounders were back at midfield preparing to kick off when the video review was called. After just a few seconds, referee Ismail Elfath walked away from the screen and waved off the goal, ruling that Burke had been offside.

Auston Trusty's late goal lifts Union over Minnesota United

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Auston Trusty's late goal lifts Union over Minnesota United

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Auston Trusty scored in the 86th minute and the Philadelphia Union moved to the top of the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 victory over Minnesota United on Sunday.

Trusty beat defender Brent Kallman to Ilsinho's volley, made a deft stop and then beat goalkeeper Vito Mannone to the loose ball to drive home the winner.

It was the third time the Union (8-4-4s) took the lead and, this time, Minnesota (6-6-3) couldn't answer.

Kallman's foul on Sergio Santos led to Jamiro Monteiro's successful penalty kick in the 18th minute and came off a quick counter after Minnesota was denied three-times from point-blank range. Andre Blake made two saves before defender Jake Elliott got in front of Angelo Rodriguez's second shot. Just before halftime Haris Medunjanin bent a free kick around the Minnesota wall and into the top corner.

Hassani Dotson tied the game at 1 in the 28th minute and Kevin Molino tied it 2 in the 77th minute.

Monteiro's goal was his third, the other four were the first of the season.

Union can't hold lead, tie Rapids on rainy night

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Union can't hold lead, tie Rapids on rainy night

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CHESTER, Pa. — Jonathan Lewis volleyed home a goal in the 72nd minute and the Colorado Rapids tied the Philadelphia Union 1-1 on Wednesday night in a game delayed nearly an hour because of lightning in the area.

Colorado (2-9-3) got points in a third straight game following an 11-game winless start. Philadelphia (7-4-4) has only lost once in its last eight home games, staying within a point of Eastern Conference leader D.C. United.

Sergio Santos gave Philadelphia the lead in the 26th minute by running past the defense for Jamiro Monteiro's toe poke and rolling it past goalkeeper Clint Irwin.