Orlando City vs. Philadelphia Union | OSJ Match Recap


The Philadelphia Union surely looked like they were going to finish the game with three points.

A late goal from Fafa Picault gave the Union a 2-1 lead, but moments later a stoppage-time goal from Scott Sutter salvaged Orlando City a 2-2 draw Saturday night at Orlando City Stadium.

The Lions opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Yoshimar Yotun’s free kick connected with Dom Dwyer, who headed the ball past Andre Blake for the 1-0 lead.

Corey Burke tied the game for the Union in the 32nd minute when he headed a cross from Borek Dockal past goalkeeper Joe Bendik.

Orlando could have doubled the lead in the 24th minute when a cross sent from Yotun toward Dwyer, found Cristian Higuita when then struck the ball at goal, hitting off the bottom-left post.

Picault scored the go-ahead goal in the 88th minute after beating four defenders and striking the ball from distance for the 2-1 lead. The Lions, however, tied the game a minute into stoppage time after Josue Colman found Sutter on the right, to strike from close to tie the game 2-2.

Goal summary

9′ Dom Dwyer (Yoshimar Yotun)
32′ Corey Burke (Borek Dockal)
88′ Fafa Picault
90+1′ Scott Sutter (Josue Colman)

Up next 

Away versus Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, Sept. 8 at  8:30 p.m. ET

How the Lions lined up

Orlando City XI: Joe Bendik; Jonathan Spector (c), Carlos Ascues, Shane O’Neill, Scott Sutter; Oriol Rosell, Will Johnson (76′), Sacha Kljestan (76′); Yoshimar Yotun, Cristian Higuita (57′), Dom Dwyer.

Orlando Bench: Earl Edwards Jr.; Victor PC Giro, Amro Tarek, Pierre Da Silva, Chris Mueller (76′), Josue Colman (57′), Stefano Pinho (76′).

(Photo By Adrian J Photography) 

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