Salinas scores in Earthquakes' 1-0 win over Union

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Associated Press

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 9 at 7:04 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Shea Salinas scored in the 15th minute and the San Jose Earthquakes held on to beat the Philadelphia Union 1-0 on Sunday night.

Sam Cronin had the assist for the Earthquakes (10-11-7), who won their sixth consecutive home match.

Goalkeeper Zac MacMath and the defense kept the game close for the Union (10-9-9), turning away more than a dozen attempts on goal.

Earthquakes midfielder Rafael Baca was given a second yellow card, forcing San Jose to play a man down for the final 33 minutes.

The Union remained in fourth place in the Eastern Conference while the Earthquakes stayed in eighth in the West.

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