CHESTER, PA- JULY 08: Freddy Adu #11 of the Philadelphia Union celebrates a goal during the game against Toronto FC at PPL Park on July 8, 2012 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Union Vs. Toronto FC Final Score: Philadelphia Cruises To 3-0 Win On Sunday

The Union are threatening to climb out of the cellar in the Eastern Conference under interim head coach John Hackworth. The Union defeated Toronto FC, 3-0 on Sunday.

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2012 MLS Standings: Philadelphia Union Remain Ninth In Eastern Conference

Although the Philadelphia Union were able to beat up on Toronto FC 3-0 on Sunday, they are still buried in the Eastern Conference standings, as they rank ninth with 17 points. The Union have played better as of late, winning three of their last five matches, and rank just four points behind the eighth-place Montreal Impact and just five points back of sixth place.

Here is a complete look at the Eastern Conference standings.

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As for the Western Conference, the race between the San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake is heating up, as the Earthquakes hold a one-point lead over Salt Lake. The race between these two down the stretch will be an interesting one to monitor.

Here is a complete look at the Western Conference standings.

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Union Vs. Toronto FC Final Score: Philadelphia Cruises To 3-0 Win On Sunday

The Philadelphia Union defeated Toronto FC, 3-0, on Sunday at PPL Park.

The Farfans and Jack McInerney set up the three goals scored by the Union on Sunday. Philadelphia put the match away in the first half with two bang-bang goals in the 34th and 36th minutes. Gabriel Gomez scored first on an assist from Michael Farfan and Jack McInerney. Gomez' fifth goal of the campaign came when the TFC defender fell down in the area trying to adjust to McInerney's cross, Gomez hit the ball in the net off the far post. Freddy Adu scored two minutes later after Gabriel Farfan sent a perfect through ball past a defender which sent Adu in on net unmarked. Adu took his shot from a tight angle and beat Milos Kocic to double the lead. Adu nearly had a brace with a chance in first half stoppage time. Adu shot wide of an open net on a rebound.

The chances continued for Philadelphia in the second half. They would not score until second half sub Antoine Hoppenot's marker in the 78th minute. Michael Farfan's through pass sent Hoppenot on net and he easily beat Kocic for his second tally of 2012.

The Union's turnaround under interim John Hackworth continues with another impressive result. Philadelphia has now won three of their last four matches and are making a move out of the Eastern Conference cellar. The next match for the Union will be a stiff test against Sporting Kansas City on July 11.

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The Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC take the pitch at PPL Park on Sunday.

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