Espindola gives RSL 1-1 draw with Union

Philadelphia Union's Danny Mwanga, #10, drives past Real Salt Lake's Ned Grabavoy in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Chester, Pa. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

June 11, 2011 10:19:49 PM PDT
Fabian Espindola scored in the 53rd minute to lift Real Salt Lake into 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

Keon Daniel notched his first career goal in the 24th minute for Philadelphia, heading a cross from Michael Farfan past Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando.

Philadelphia (6-3-4) remains unbeaten at home (4-0-3).

Real Salt Lake improved to 2-2-2 on the road and 6-3-3 overall.

The Union have a four-match unbeaten streak and moved into a tie for the Eastern Conference lead with the New York Red Bulls.

Neither Real Salt Lake nor Philadelphia could convert good scoring opportunities in the last 15 minutes.

The best was a header by Union forward Danny Mwanga in the 83rd minute that sailed just over the crossbar.

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