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Barnetta with a goal and assist, leads Philadelphia Union to 2-0 victory over Houston Dynamo


CHESTER, Pennsylvania — scored his first MLS goal and had an assist to help the Philadelphia Union beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Sunday night.

Philadelphia (9-15-6) snapped a four-game home winless streak and pulled with three points back of sixth-place Montreal for the final playoff position in the Eastern Conference.

Houston (9-12-8) remained six points out of the final postseason spot in the Western Conference.

Barnetta scored in the third minute off an assist from . Le Toux came down the right side and crossed to Barnetta, who beat one defender and slapped the ball by goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

matched a career best with his ninth goal of the season in the 63rd minute. Fabinho and Barnetta assisted on the goal.

The Union snapped a six-game winless streak against the Dynamo.

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