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Le Toux goal propels 10-man Union past S.J.

Apr 30, 2011 - 10:27 PM Chester, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Union overcame a first-half red card by defender Jordan Harvey to edge the San Jose Earthquakes, 1-0, in front of over 18,000 fans at PPL Park on Saturday.

Sebastien Le Toux scored the game's lone goal on a 76th minute penalty kick to finally add his first of the season.

The shutout is Philadelphia's fourth in six games this season after recording just two all of 2010, the team's first in MLS.

After the teams played to a chippy stalemate the majority of the first half, Harvey earned the red about five minutes before the break when he got into an altercation with San Jose defender Chris Leitch.

Despite being up a man the entire second half, San Jose wasn't able to generate any offense, and the Union started coming to life toward the end of the game.

With 20 minutes to play, Le Toux had the game's best chance to that point in the game after great pass from Carlos Ruiz gave him space momentarily in the box. But San Jose defender Sam Cronin slide in to tackle the bal away with no damage.

About five minutes later the Union's Amobi Okugo took on a number of defenders in the box before being forced to the end line. he then tired to play a cross into the six, but the referee ruled it was blocked away by a handball.

Le Toux took the penalty and easily slotted home.