Philadelphia Union Holds Colorado at Bay

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IAugust 14, 2010

CHESTER, PA - AUGUST 14:  Danny Mwanga #10 of the Philadelphia Union takes a shot on goal around Marvell Wynne #22 of the Colorado Rapids at PPL Park on August 14, 2010 in Chester, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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The Phildaelphia Union managed to avoid losing to the Colorado Rapids with an equalizer. Mwanga received the ball from Le Toux and then proceeded with a right foot kick into the left side of the goal net in 73 minutes.

The equalizer was done at a close range surprising Le Toux, Mwanga, and the goalie for Colorado Pickens. It also gave a much needed boost to a team whose first MLS Season left it at the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference.

It was a classic response to the first goal of the game by Larentowicz for the Rapids in 59 minutes after kicking the ball from a far distance to the left side of the net surprising Seitz who was the goalie for the Union.

The Union and Rapids gave the crowd at PP, Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania a very exciting game competing for possession. It was a game that was fought with every moves although some mistakes cost the Rapids some yellow cards.

Both teams also made mistakes in their attempts to score by losing the ball or kicking above the goal post. Regardless, it was a great game with Le Toux being the most valued player.

Philadelphia Union 1-1 Colorado Rapids