By Michael Donovan

The 2-1 Union gave their home opener packed crowd something to cheer about yesterday:

A 3-0 victory over the New England Revolution, 3-0, in front of a crowd of 17,027 who braved the nasty weather at Talen Energy Stadium.

C.J. Sapong had a pair of goals in the first half, with Fabinho earning the assist on the first goal in the 18th minute and Warren Creavalle on the assist on Sapong’s second goal in the 33rd minute.

Sebastian Le Toux (above) scored in the second half in stoppage time. Leo Fernandes and Chris Pontius earned the assists on the goal.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake earned the shutout with two saves. Revolution keeper Bobby Shuttleworth tallied five saves. Shuttleworth is the fourth goalkeeper in MLS history to block two penalty kicks in a single game, the first by Ilsinho and the second from Le Toux.

Revolution defender Je-Vaughn Watson left the game in the 36th minute on a red-card foul against Roland Alberg.

After a week off, the Union travel to play Chicago Fire on April 2.

The next home game for the Union is on Friday, April 8, when they host Orlando City Soccer Club at 7 p.m. F

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