Earthquakes edge Union 2-1

July 10, 2010 5:41:13 PM PDT
Arturo Alvarez scored in the 91st minute to lead the San Jose Earthquakes past the Philadelphia Union, 2-1, on Saturday.

Cornell Glen also scored for the Earthquakes (6-4-4), who won for the first time since May 22. San Jose had been 0-2-3 in its last five matches.

Fred scored for the Union (3-8-2), who lost for the first time at home this season. Philadelphia was 2-0-1 in three previous home matches - one at PPL Park, its new stadium, and two at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Eagles.

The Union held a 1-0 advantage for much of the first half after Fred notched his second goal of the season in the 14th minute. Rookie Danny Mwanga was credited with the assist.

San Jose tied it at 1 just before stoppage time expired in the first half. Chris Wondolowski sent a cross to Glen, who one-timed it past Philadelphia goalkeeper Chris Seitz.

San Jose 1 1-2
Philadelphia 1 0-1

First half-1, Philadelphia, Fred 2 (Mwanga), 14th minute. 2, San Jose, Glen 1 (Wondolowski), 45th+.
Second half-3, San Jose, Alvarez 3, 90th.
Goalies-San Jose, Jon Busch; Philadelphia, Chris Seitz.
Yellow Cards-Fred, Philadelphia, 52nd; Wondolowski, San Jose, 70th; Corrales, San Jose, 90th+.
Referee-Abbey Okulaja. Assistant Referees-Brian Poeschel. Craig Lowry. 4th Official-David Gantar.
A-17,183 (18,500)
San Jose-Jon Busch, Ike Opara, Jason Hernandez, Bobby Burling, Sam Cronin, Joey Gjertsen, Brandon McDonald (Brad Ring, 89th), Ramiro Corrales, Bobby Convey, Cornell Glen (Ryan Johnson, 67th), Chris Wondolowski (Arturo Alvarez, 74th).
Philadelphia-Chris Seitz, Danny Califf, Michael Orozco, Cristian Arrieta, Jordan Harvey, Fred (Jack McInerney, 82nd), Stefani Miglioranzi, Andrew Jacobson (Shea Salinas, 65th), Danny Mwanga, Sebastien Le Toux, Alejandro Moreno (Roger Torres, 55th).