SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Philadelphia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon recorded his sixth shutout of the season, while San Jose's Jon Busch had his fifth as the Union and Earthquakes played to a 0-0 draw Saturday night.
Philadelphia (7-4-7) moved into a tie with New York atop the Eastern Conference with 28 points.
The Earthquakes (5-6-7) were shut out for the fourth time in five matches, going 0-2-3 during that span.
Philadelphia nearly broke through in the 85th minute as midfielder Kyle Nakazawa's free kick made it through the defense but hit the right post.
The Earthquakes nearly scoredearly in the second half but midfielder Ryan Johnson's shot from left of the goal hit the crossbar.
San Jose coach Frank Yallop was ejected in the 66th minute after protesting a yellow card that was issued against defender Ramiro Corrales.