The Philadelphia Union battled back on two occasions from one-goal deficits to earn a valuable point in a 2-2 draw against a strong FC Dallas side at PPL Park on Saturday night.
FC Dallas looked like a good bet to escape PPL Park with a win after taking leads on two occasions, but each time the Union kept battling and earned penalties. Sebastien LeToux converted both penalties to help the Union earn a draw.
FC Dallas opened the scoring on a Maicon goal following a Carlos Valdes blunder, but a Ugo Ihemelu foul set up LeToux's first penalty. Brek Shea made it 2-1 Dallas just before halftime on a tap-in off a rebound, but LeToux answered yet again in the second half when he converted a penalty drawn by Gabriel Farfan for a foul by FC Dallas' Jackson.
FC Dallas centerback George John left the match after earning a second yellow card in the 80th minute. LeToux's equalizing penalty came four minutes later.
The night marked the debut of Freddy Adu, who started and played 62 minutes just a day after being introduced as the Union's newest player. He put in solid effort, but lack of training with Philadelphia and fitness limited Adu's impact in his debut.
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