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Philadelphia Union's Califf buoyant after first win

Philadelphia Union defender Danny Califf was buoyant after he helped the expansion franchise to their first MLS win on the weekend. The Union got the chocolates when they defeated DC United 3-2 at Lincoln Financial Field thanks to a Sebastien Le Toux hat-trick and the first three points the club recorded was a great thrill according to Califf.

"It was huge, not only to win, but because the fans and the city are really behind us," he told Soccer365. "We get recognized on the street and everything. It is cliché, but it feels a bit like Europe."

Califf added that the Union defence had slowly come together and now they had experienced a victory as a group, things would improve with every game.

"The back line (performance) has been pretty mixed thus far, but I think as a whole we are doing a pretty good job," added Califf.

"We want to play on the ground with the ball and keep it, but at the same time be bastards defensively. We need some work, but I am cautiously optimistic!"

Andrew Slevison
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