CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sebastian Giovinco scored on a free kick in the 34th minute and Toronto FC ended a seven-game trip with a victory over Philadelphia.

Giovinco knuckled it just inside the left post from 35 yards out for his fourth goal of the season.

Toronto FC (3-4-0) opened the season away from home to allow for renovations of its BMO Field. TFC had a four-game losing streak after winning the season opener but rebounded to win the last two.

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Chris Konopka earned his first MLS shutout while making his first start for Toronto.

Cristian Maidana had the Union's best chance in first-half stoppage time when he crashed a left-footed shot into the crossbar. The Union (1-6-3) lost their third straight and extended their winless streak to four.

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