Chester, PA (Sports Network) - Jack McInerney continued his fine run of form
under head coach John Hackworth by scoring a second-half goal to lead the
Philadelphia Union to a 1-0 defeat of the New England Revolution at PPL Park
The Union have not had much to celebrate this season - they remain third from
bottom in the East despite improving to 36 points on the season - but the
emergence of McInerney has been a pleasant surprise. The youngster struggled
to nail down a consistent run in Peter Nowak's team, but McInerney tallied his
seventh-goal of the season on Saturday, the most for the Union this term.
Philadelphia (10-15-6) has won three of its last four as it looks to close out
the season on a high note, while New England (7-17-8) is winless in its last
four league games to stay put on 29 points.
The Revolution had the first real scoring opportunity of the night when Jerry
Bengston went around Zac MacMath just before the half-hour mark, but the
Honduran striker slammed his effort off the base of the post.
The visitors were made to rue that miss in the 73rd minute when goalkeeper
Bobby Shuttleworth was caught creeping off his line. Keon Daniel's inch-
perfect delivery from a free kick near the sideline was met by McInerney at
the back post for the lone goal of the night.
The Sports Network