Cunningham's two late goals lift FC Dallas over Union

A shot by FC Dallas midfielder Atiba Harris, rear, gets by Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Chris Seitz (1) but does not score in the first half of an MLS soccer match at Pizza Hut Park Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

August 8, 2010 5:24:30 PM PDT
Jeff Cunningham scored in the 75th and 81st minute to lift FC Dallas to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Union on Sunday.

FC Dallas (7-2-9) extended its unbeaten streak to eight games, while the Union fell to 4-10-3.

Cunningham scored on a header from the top of the goalies box in the 75th minute for a 2-1 lead. His second goal came on a right-footed shot from 10 yards away. Cunningham entered the game at halftime as a substitute for Eric Avila.

FC Dallas David Ferreira tied the game at 1 on a penalty kick by firing the ball past backup goalie Chris Seitz in the 24th minute. Starting Union goalkeeper Brad Knighton received a red card to setup the penalty kick after he tackled Shea inside the penalty box on a breakaway.

Philadelphias Alejandro Moreno scored in the 9th minute with a header from the top of the goalies box.

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