Real Salt Lake's Jonny Steele, right, of Northern Ireland, takes the ball away from Philadelphia Union's Carlos Valdes (2), of Colombia, during the second half of an MLS soccer game on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Chester, Pa. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Michael Perez

CHESTER, Pa. - Real Salt Lake picked up one point following a 0-0 draw against the Philadelphia Union on Friday night.

RSL improved to 13-10-4 and moved just four points behind the San Jose Earthquakes for first place in the Western Conference.

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RSL entered the game with a 0-3-0 record in league games this month. It also had lost four consecutive road games dating to a 3-0 victory June 16 at Chivas USA.

But RSL improved to 2-0-3 all-time against the Union. All three draws have been on the road.

The Union's winless streak reached four and this was their second straight draw. Philadelphia hasn't won since a 2-1 victory July 29 over the New England Revolution.

Philadelphia played without starting defender Sheanon Williams, who was sitting out due to yellow card accumulation.

The Union fell to 7-12-4 and remained in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.


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