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Union, Whitecaps Play To Scoreless Draw

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Vancouver’s stout defense was sharp once again and the Whitecaps remained unbeaten with a scoreless draw against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

The Whitecaps (2-0-2) haven’t allowed a goal in their first four MLS matches, encompassing 360 minutes. The league record for scoreless stretch to open the season is 421 set by the New York Red Bulls in 2007.

Vancouver forward Sebastien Le Toux, Philadelphia’s career leader with 25 goals, received a rousing ovation from the crowd when his name was announced during the starting lineups. It was his first game back since he was traded in the offseason.

The Union (0-3-1) picked up their first point this season following three straight losses. Philadelphia, Montreal and Toronto FC are the three remaining winless teams in the league.

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