Philadelphia Union Score Win in PPL Park Opener

Union open new riverfront stadium with 3-1 win over Sounders

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    The Sons of Ben were loud and wild as they cheered on the home team for the first time in PPL Park.

    The Sons of Ben had reason to cheer as their Philadelphia Union opened up their new stadium in grand style.

    Fred scored the go-ahead goal in the 79th minute to help the Blue and Gold PPL Park with a 3-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday.

    Sebastien Le Toux, who assisted on the Brazilian's goal, scored on a penalty in the 55th for his team-leading sixth goal. Seattle's Tyrone Marshall took down Alejandro Moreno in the box.

    Five minutes later, the Sounders were also awarded a penalty, but Chris Seitz saved Noonan’s shot.

    Rookie Danny Mwanga added a goal in the 85th minute to seal the win at $122 million PPL Park, where some of the crowd of 18,755 arrived four hours before the game to tailgate and take in the sights of the new Park along Chester, Pa.’s waterfront.

    Some of the amazing views available at PPL Park include the Commodore Barry Bridge, which rises high to the Northern side of the Park and the Delaware River, which is visible beyond the Sons of Ben supporter section.

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