April 8, 2018 / 1:27 AM / in 5 months

Bedoya, Eriksson tally as Union draw with Earthquakes

Alejandro Bedoya scored the lone goal for the Philadelphia Union, who managed a 1-1 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium.

The Union fell to 1-1-2 and scored the third goal since their March 3 opener against the New England Revolution.

Magnus Eriksson scored for the Earthquakes, who are now 1-2-1.

The Union tied the game at one in the 64th minute when Bedoya headed home a cross from Fafa Picault. Bedoya recorded his fourth career MLS goal.

Borek Dockal had a great chance to give the Union the lead in the 72nd minute, but appeared to mis-hit the ball from the center of the box.

In the 88th minute, second-half substitute Ray Gaddis hit a right-footed shot high and over the goal. The Union had another strong scoring chance in the 90th minute, but a loose ball was ultimately cleared out of the box.

In the 12th minute, Dockal was denied on a laser shot just inside the corner of the box. Haris Medunjanin then followed with a left-footed shot which landed wide.

The Union kept the pressure on and Keegan Rosenberry ripped a shot just wide from about 12 yards out in the 15th minute.

Picault, who made his debut following a three-game league-imposed suspension, headed a cross wide in the 25th minute.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made a sensational save in the 30th minute when San Jose’s Valeri Qazaishvili had a point-blank shot. But Blake was able to dive and get a hand on the shot, deflecting it out of bounds for a corner kick.

Eriksson scored his first career goal in MLS in the 37th minute and the Earthquakes took a 1-0 lead. Eriksson’s shot landed in the top corner of the net and Blake had little chance of stopping it.

In the 43rd minute, Picault looked to have a sure goal on a header in the box, but goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell made a terrific save.

San Jose held a 1-0 lead at halftime.

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