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Casey scores 7th goal of season to give Philadelphia a 1-0 win over Toronto

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CHESTER, Pennsylvania — Conor Casey scored early in the second half to help the Philadelphia Union beat 10-man Toronto FC 1-0 on Wednesday night, spoiling Greg Vanney's debut as head coach.

PHOTO: Toronto FC's Michael Bradley, left, goes for the ball as Philadelphia Union's Amobi Okugo, right, defends against him during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Toronto FC's Michael Bradley, left, goes for the ball as Philadelphia Union's Amobi Okugo, right, defends against him during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Casey sent home Sebastien Le Toux's cross in the 55th minute for Philadelphia (8-9-9). Two minutes later, Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath saved a close-range attempt by an unmarked Gilberto. MacMath helped Philadelphia earn its first shutout win since mid-March.

Toronto's Ashtone Morgan received a red card in the 77th minute for pulling down Le Toux on a breakaway. Le Toux's free kick from just outside the box was blocked by goalkeeper Joe Bendik.

Toronto (9-10-6) hasn't won in four matches and will host Philadelphia on Saturday. Ryan Nelsen was fired as coach Sunday, a day after a loss to New England.

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