Major League Soccer Review

Union go top of the East

July 17, 2011

The Philadelphia Union took over at the top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference on Sunday night thanks to a convincing 3-0 win away to the New England Revolution.

Carlos Ruiz opens the scoring for Philadelphia
GettyImagesCarlos Ruiz opens the scoring for Philadelphia

First-half goals from Carlos Ruiz and Carlos Valdes put the visitors in control early on, and Sheanon Williams sealed the points on the stroke of full-time after the hosts had had Benny Feilhaber sent-off midway through the second-half.

The result lifted the Union two points clear of the New York Red Bulls, who were held to a 0-0 draw at Chivas USA on Saturday night, and also kept the Revolution rooted to the bottom of the Eastern Conference.