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Paes makes two key saves as FC Dallas draws with Union

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CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Alan Velasco scored in the 36th minute, Maarten Paes made two key saves and FC Dallas tied the Philadelphia Union 1-1 on Wednesday night.

Dallas (10-10-10), coming off a 1-1 draw against Columbus on Saturday, avoided defeat after trailing in a game for the ninth time this season. Philadelphia (14-8-8) has drawn three straight regular-season home matches after winning 18 of its previous 21 at Subaru Park.

Quinn Sullivan scored his second goal of the season in the 25th minute for Philadelphia. Sullivan settled a through ball from Kai Wagner on a counterattack and hammered it into the back of the net.

A clearance attempt fell to the feet of Velasco, and he sent in a shot from distance for his third MLS goal of the season.

Paes made a point-blank save of Alejandro Bedoya’s header in the 56th. Paes also got a hand on Mikael Uhre’s deflected shot from distance in the 66th.

Paul Arriola appeared to give Dallas a 2-1 lead in the 82nd but his goal was ruled out after a VAR review.

Both teams play again on Saturday. Philadelphia travels to Columbus, while Dallas visits Houston.


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