Burke and Gazdag score, Union defeat Earthquakes 2-0 to remain unbeaten on the season
The Philadelphia Union led by Cory Burke and Daniel Gazdag earned a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on a cold, windy Saturday night in Chester.
The win was number 100 in regular MLS play for Union head coach Jim Curtin, becoming the second youngest coach in Major League Soccer to reach that mark.
Cory Burke got the team on the board in the first half which was enough to give the Union a 1-0 advantage heading into halftime. Sergio Santos was able to beat his man to the end line and head towards the goal, finding a wide open Burke for a beautiful tap-in in the 23rd minute.
Daniel Gazdag scored goal number two for the Union on the night on a penalty kick in the second half thanks to a handball in the box was called on the Quakes’ Jackson Yueill.
The Union controlled this game from start to finish. San Jose managed just one shot on goal during the game, coming on a long kick right in to the hands of goaltender Andre Blake.
With the win, the Union remain undefeated on the season with a record of 2-1-0. They currently sit in second place in the MLS Eastern Conference standings, tied with the Columbus Crew in first place.
The Union will be back in action next Saturday on the road against New York City FC, and will return home to Subaru Park on April 2nd to face Charlotte FC.