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Le Toux’s hat trick powers Union to inaugural victory

Former Seattle Sounder Sebastien Le Toux scored three goals, including the tiebreaker in the 80th minute, and Alejandro Moreno added two assists as the expansion Philadelphia Union won their inaugural home game, 3-2, over D.C. United on Saturday.

Union coach Peter Nowak chose not to stand on the sideline with his club, instead sitting in the press box in deference to the memory of his Polish countrymen who died in an early-morning plane crash in western Russia.

“Listen, it is the only way when my whole country is in mourning,” Nowak said. “There is only one way to pay respect to all these people I know, these people who are my friends, and that is to not be on the sideline.”

The Union improved to 1-1-0, while the United fell to 0-3-0.

Galaxy 2, at Dynamo 0: Edson Buddle scored twice as Los Angeles (3-0-0) beat Houston (1-1-1) in a rematch of last year’s Western Conference final.

At FC Dallas 2, Crew 2: Eric Avila scored in the 93rd minute to lift Dallas (0-0-2) to a tie with Columbus (1-1-0).

Earthquakes 2, at Fire 1: Ike Opara scored on a header in the 82nd minute, lifting San Jose (1-1-0) past Chicago (0-2-1).

At Wizards 1, Rapids 0: Kei Kamara’s goal in the 48th minute powered Kansas City (2-0-0) to the win over Colorado (1-1-1).

At Revolution 4, Toronto FC 1: Rookie striker Zach Schilawski scored three goals in an 11-minute span early in the second half as New England (2-1-0) beat Toronto (0-2-0) in its home opener.

At Chivas USA 2, Red Bulls 0: Goalie Bouna Coundoul gave up an own goal in the 47th minute as Chivas USA (1-2-0) handed New York (2-1-0) its first loss.

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