Philadelphia Union strike early, rout Fire 4-1

CHESTER, Pa. - Dániel Gazdag gave Philadelphia an early lead and the Union cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Fire on Saturday.

Gazdag scored his 12th goal of the season to give Philadelphia (13-3-9) a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute.

Defender Jack Elliott picked up his first goal of the campaign, scoring unassisted in the 41st minute to give the Union a 2-0 halftime lead.

Chris Mueller scored four minutes into the second half to get the Fire (8-11-6) within a goal. Xherdan Shaqiri and Federico Navarro had assists on Mueller's fourth goal this season.

Julián Carranza quickly pushed the Union's lead back to two with a goal - his ninth - in the 53rd minute and Cory Burke capped the scoring with a score - his fifth - in the 82nd.

Andre Blake had 6 saves for the Union. Gaga Slonina saved 3 for the Fire.

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