Michael Farfan celebrates his go-ahead goal to give the Union the 3-2 victory.

words // Luis Sanchez

One of the marquee MLS match-ups of the week saw the Philadelphia Union defend their home field with a victory over the DC United. Stretching their unbeaten streak to five, the Philadelphia Union bettered their overall record to 10-7-13 and jumped from the fourth spot to the second spot overall in the Eastern Conference.

Earning the victory on three goals, the Union were led by forward Sebastian Le Toux, who put in two first half goals which proved to be the difference in the match. After DC got the equalizer in the 30th minute, the Union went up for good on an unassisted goal by Michael Farfan in the 57th minute.

Freddy Adu also took the field unexpectedly last night for the Philadelphia Union, coming in during the second half with a bummed-ankle and all. It was the first time Adu faced the DC United, the team that brought him into the league as a young 14 year old back in 2004.

Continue below for an extended look at the action, as part of Eastbay’s latest Soccer Watch.

Most of the Philadelphia Union hit the field in adidas soccer cleats.

Danny Califf of the Union the Nike Total90 Laser III FG.

Freddy Adu faced his former DC United team for the first time since returning to the MLS last month.

The DC United were seen on the field in a variety of Nike soccer cleats and adidas soccer cleats.

Carlos Valdes challenges the header in the adidas F50 adiZero TRX HG.

Michael Farfan goes up for the header in matching Nike soccer cleats.

Sheanon Williams celebrates Farfan’s go-ahead goal in the latest Puma soccer cleats.

Andy Najar of the DC United handles the ball in the adidas F30 TRX FG.

Bill Hamid of the DC United is unable to save Michael Farfan’s go-ahead goal.