By Mary Cunningham
C.J. Sapong, Ilsinho, and Roland Alberg scored to lift the Union to a 3-0 victory in MLS play last night in Chester.
It took only four minutes for the Union (6-7-4) to score, making the trip even tougher. The Revolution were without Kelyn Rowe (international duty) and Diego Fagundez (suspension).
Sapong converted from the spot, after Benjamin Angoua was called for a handball in the area, in the fourth minute. Ilsinho side-netted a first-time half-volley in the opening minutes of the second half.
Fabrice Jean-Picault, on the right flank, lofted an entry to a charging Ilsinho who put it away from the right corner of the 6-yard box.
Alberg capped the scoring — moments after coming on for Ilsinho — in the 78th, blasting a right-footer into the top-right corner from well outside the box.
Philly (6-7-4) has won two in a row after losing three straight.
Andre Blake had three saves for his second consecutive shutout and his seventh of the season.
The 26-year-old Blake had eight career shutouts coming into this season.