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Earthquakes, Union battle to scoreless draw

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The Philadelphia Union dominated play in San Jose but could only manage a 0-0 draw with the Earthquakes in a testy affair on Saturday night.

It was a cagey first half that saw few chances with the best opportunity coming when Danny Mwanga's low shot was cleared off the line by Bobby Burling. The defensive opening period gave way to a flurry of chances in the first five minutes after the restart. 

Ryan Johnson's chip from just inside the penalty area clanged off the post in the best chance for the Earthquakes. Jon Busch stoned Mwanga and Sebastian Le Toux over the next few minutes to keep the game scoreless.

The evening took an emotional turn in the 67th minute after Ramiro Corrales received a yellow card. San Jose coach Frank Yallop took umbrage with the call and was sent to the locker room by referee Elias Bazakos. 

Philadelphia nearly nicked a late goal when Kyle Nakazawa's free kick took a deflection off Chris Wondolowski and careened off Busch's far post.The final whistle blew seven minutes later as both teams took a share of the points.

Here are the match highlights.

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  1. Sigh- another scoreless draw at home, thanks to Busch! We looked like the road team, with the lack of quality chances SJ created.


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