C.J. Sapong converted early from the penalty spot for his career high-tying ninth goal of the season, Ilsinho and Roland Alberg added emphatically struck goals after halftime, and the Philadelphia Union cruised to a 3-0 victory against the New England Revolution on Sunday.
Andre Blake preserved his career-best seventh clean sheet to help the Union to a second straight MLS victory while moving up into eighth in the Eastern Conference table. Philadelphia is now three points off the sixth and final playoff place.
Haris Medunjanin assisted both second-half goals to send 10th-place New England to a third consecutive league defeat. The Revs remain winless in 10 away trips this season (0W-7L-3D).
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Alberg now has three goals in 387 minutes played this season, but he’ll find it impossible to score more quickly than he did Sunday. After coming on for Ilsinho in the 78th minute, he hit the net seconds later on literally his first touch, a right-footed, 30-yard blast that swerved beyond
’s dive and into the top right corner.