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Union defeats Toronto FC behind Uhre’s hat trick

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Chester, Pa. — The Philadelphia Union continues to enjoy their home cooking. The Union picked up their third win of the season — all at home.

The Union defeated Toronto FC 4-2 in heavy rain at Subaru Park.

Mikael Uhre celebrates a goal (Photo by the Philadelphia Union)

Philadelphia has now improved to 3-1-1 at home this season. Overall, the team is now 3-2-4.

Toronto FC continued to struggle on the road. The team is now 0-3-2 away from Toronto, Alberta, Canada.

The team is 1-6-2 overall.

The Union was credited with the first goal of the game. It was an own goal by Toronto FC player Lukas McNaughton as he accidentally kicked the ball into the goal.

Then, it was the Mikael Uhre show. He scored a hat trick.

Uhre scored his first goal in the 20th minute. He then scored a second goal in the 43rd minute.

His final goal came during the 56th minute.

The second-year Union player has five goals on the season. He also had two goals on March 18th against CF Montréal.

In two seasons, he now has 18 MLS goals.

Toronto FC had a goal from their marquee player Lorenzo Insigné. He scored in the 66th minute.

Then in extra time, Richie Laryea scored in the 90 + 2-minute mark.

With the two goals, Toronto FC has scored two goals in back-to-back games. The team had a 2-2 draw on April 15th vs. Atlanta United.

The Union has tied their season-high for goals in a game. The team also scored four goals in their season-opener on February 26th against the Columbus Crew.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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