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Sporting Kansas City, Union play to scoreless draw

POSTED June 22, 2011 9:04 p.m.

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City extended its unbeaten streak to six matches with a 0-0 draw against the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night.
Sporting (3-6-5) improved to 2-0-4 during its streak while played on the road for the 12th time in 14 matches this season.
The Union (6-4-5) improved to 4-0-4 at home, remaining one of three teams — along with Kansas City and Los Angeles — without a loss in their own park.
Philadelphia, which outshot Sporting 7-1, controlled the tempo for much of the second half and had several good chances. In the 72nd minute, Carlos Ruiz’s header glanced off the crossbar. In the 77th, Justin Mapp’s strike from 15 yards was saved by goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen.
In the first minute of stoppage time, Philadelphia midfielder Amobi Okugo’s shot from about 10 yards was denied by Nielsen.
Philadelphia failed to score for the second straight match after being shut out 1-0 at Vancouver last Saturday.

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