Philadelphia scores late goal to down Sporting KC

Sporting Kansas City defender Aurelien Collin (78) blocks the progress of Philadelphia Union forward Andrew Wenger during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Sporting Kansas City defender Aurelien Collin (78) blocks the progress of Philadelphia Union forward Andrew Wenger during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Cristian Maidana capped a quick back-and-forth scoring sequence with his first goal of the season, and the Philadelphia Union broke a nine-match winless streak with a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday night.

Danny Cruz also scored for Philadelphia (2-5-5), which won for the first time since a 2-1 victory over New England on March 15. Sporting (5-3-2) missed a chance to assume the outright Eastern Conference lead.

Dom Dwyer scored in the 80th minute for Sporting, tying the score at 1-all, but Maidana answered in the 81st with his game-winner.

Cruz scored in the 49th minute on a putback of Maidana’s saved shot.

Philadelphia had to play a man down in second-half stoppage time, after Corben Bone – who had entered the match only seconds earlier – was issued a straight red card for a serious foul on Sporting’s Jacob Peterson.

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