CARSON, CA - APRIL 21: Freddy Adu #11 of Philadelphia Union reacts after scoring a goal in the first half as teammate Michael Farfan #21 joins him to celebrate during the MLS match against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center on April 21, 2012 in Carson, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Freddy Adu's first goal has given the Philadelphia Union their first winning streak of the season.
Freddy Adu's first goal has given the Philadelphia Union their first winning streak of the season. Despite being largely outplayed and having two men sent off, the Union beat Chivas USA 1-0 Saturday night at Home Depot Center. It was the 4th straight home loss for the goats.
The Union struck in the 4oth minute when Michael Farfan just skinned the Chivas defense, dribbling through three defenders before crossing to Adu, who knocked it in with a nifty back heel.
The other Farfan, Gabe, would also figure importantly into this match later. Just 10 minutes after Keon Daniel was sent off for a tackle on Chivas midfielder Ryan Smith, Farfan went studs up defender James Riley. The tackle earned him a red card and cleared the benches.
As you'll see, Farfan comes in with two feet, studs up... it was a completely reckless challenged and a deserved red card. Luckily the scuffle that ensued was little more than pushing and shoving.
After the dismal 0-3 start to the season, the Union are now unbeaten in their last three having not conceded a goal in all three matches.