Harrison, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Union earned their first- ever win at Red Bull Arena on Sunday as the club posted a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls.
The Union came into the match having never won at the home of their I-95 rivals in six previous attempts. In fact, the best they had done is earn a draw, but Sunday's result could go a long way toward reviving the Union's season.
Philadelphia carved out the first great chance of the match after 13 minutes as Roy Miller gave the ball away in the midfield to Conor Casey, who sent Cristian Maidana in alone on New York goalkeeper Luis Robles. Robles came up with a big save to keep things level.
New York answered with a chance in the 27th minute as Felipe ripped one from the top of the box, but it smashed the left post and stayed out as the clubs went into the break scoreless.
The deadlock was broken in the 57th minute as Maidana fired it on net from the top of the area and Vincent Nogueira ghosted through to deflect it past Robles, putting the visitors ahead.
The Union struck again five minutes later on the counter-attack. The play was started when left back Fabinho and Maidana played a quick give-and-go to allow Fabinho to get some space on the left wing.
Fabinho cut it back and slid it across the box to the back post for a wide- open C.J. Sapong, who tapped it into the empty net, stunning the 20,000-plus in attendance.
New York continued to heap pressure on the Philadelphia goal, but fell short of ideas in the attacking third in the final 10 minutes as the Union hung on to hand the Red Bulls their second loss of the season.