The Philadelphia Union's one-year playoff drought came to an end Saturday at PPL Park.
Sebastien Le Toux's first-half goal helped the Union to a 1-1 draw Saturday against FC Toronto, and the New York Red Bulls fell to Sporting Kansas City to clinch Philadelphia's spot in the MLS Playoffs.
With one game remaining in the regular season, Thursday at New York, the Union (11-7-15) are tied with Kansas City atop the Eastern Conference standings on 48 points. Philadelphia and Kansas City drew their two regular-season meetings and sport matching +9 goal differentials, but Sporting KC currently holds the tiebreaker advantage on regular-season goals scored. Kansas City plays its final game Saturday at D.C. United.
Le Toux's 11th goal of the season came in the 42nd minute on an assist from Justin Mapp to put the Union ahead. Toronto (6-13-14) would equalize after the break through Ryan Johnson, but the one point was enough to put the Union into the playoffs in its second MLS campaign.
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