San Jose only out-shot the Union 16-15 and had one more shot on goal (5-4) than the Union. Keon Daniel ripped a shot off the post minutes into the second half, but the Union would have no luck, as the score remained 1-0.
After a Rafael Baca of the Earthquakes received his second yellow card in the fifty-seventh minute, the Union were able to finish the contest with a man advantage, but still could not find the net. The Union began an onslaught of shots, but in the end San Jose held strong and walked away victorious.
The loss puts the Union's record in their past four contests at 0-2-2. The squad remains in fourth in the Eastern Conference, but will need to find its way out of this slump if they hope to make a playoff run.
The Union will return to action on Saturday at home, as the Houston Dynamo visit PPL Park.
By: Kyle Babcock
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