The Philadelphia Union lost, 3-1, to the Chicago Fire on Sunday night at PPL Park, ending a four-game home winning streak. Though the Union had been playing well of late, the loss served as a cold reminder of just how rough the season has been. The loss dropped Philadelphia to 7-13-2 overall, tied for the most losses in the Eastern Conference.
The Union took a 1-0 lead at the 34th minute, scoring when Freddy Adu's cross was knocked into the net by Fire defender Jalil Anibaba. The lead lasted until the 43th minute when Chris Rolfe booted a one-timer past Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath. Chicago took the lead for good during first half stoppage when Arne Friedrich headed in a corner kick.
The Union started aggressive in the second half, but Rolfe score his second goal of the game in the 56th minute to put the match out of reach. The Union failed to capitalize on any of their nine corner kicks. They managed to put two shots on goal to five for Chicago.
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