May 20, 2016
Union beat DC United in stoppage time
PHILADELPHIA UNION 1, DC UNITED 0
|Philadelphia defender Richie Marquez scores in stoppage time against DC United Friday at Talen Energy Stadium.
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CHESTER, Pa. – Richie Marquez scored his first career MLS goal in second half stoppage time as the Philadelphia Union pulled out a clutch 1-0 victory over rival D.C. United Friday night before a crowd of 17,364 at Talen Energy Stadium.
The Union extended their unbeaten streak to five (2-0-3) and improved to 5-3-3 overall, for 18 points and, at least temporarily, first place in the MLS East, one point ahead of New York City FC, who play Saturday.
D.C. United fell to 3-5-4 and lost for the second time in their last three matches.
The match appeared headed for a scoreless draw entering three minutes of stoppage time, until Sebastien Le Toux crossed the ball into the box for C.J. Sapong from high on the right flank. Sapong, closely defended by DC's Steve Birnbaum, could not make contact, but Marquez darted in from behind and one-touched a shot past netminder Travis Worra.
Worra was otherwise spectacular for DC, especially in the second half. In the 51st minute, Worra dove to save a long shot from Fabinho, and scrambled to block Le Toux's follow-up attempt. In the 77th, he dove to stop a hard shot by Sapong.