After falling behind early in the second half, Orlando City got a pair of goals from Ivan Angulo and Duncan McGuire to complete a comeback against Minnesota United FC. The late winner, from McGuire in the 88th minute, pulled the Lions ahead to grab all three points in a valuable 2-1 victory in Minnesota on Saturday night.
Visiting Minnesota for the first time since 2019, the Lions struggled to deal with the Loons’ attack throughout the first half of the match. Eventually, they conceded first in the 58th minute when Bongokuhle Hlongwane buried Hassani Dotson‘s low cross into the box, beating Pedro Gallese to make it a 1-0 game.
But the Lions struck back less than 10 minutes later. Mauricio Pereyra played a ball through to Gaston Gonzalez, whose cross from the left side scooted to the other side of the penalty area to find an incoming Angulo, who blasted the shot into the net to level the game.
The game-winner came from the substitute, McGuire, who entered the game in the 75th minute. It was Aggulo again who put an open shot on frame from the right side, floating a shot off the crossbar that landed at the feet of McGuire to knock it home and put the Lions ahead 2-1 on his second goal of the season.
Goals of the Night
58′ – Bongokuhle Hlongwane (MIN)
66′ – Ivan Angulo (ORL)
88′ – Duncan McGuire (ORL)
How the Lions lined up
Starting XI: Pedro Gallese, Rodrigo Schlegel, Antonio Carlos, Robin Jansson, Ivan Angulo, Cesar Araujo, Mauricio Pereyra (87′ – Dagur Dan Thorhallsson), Martin Ojeda (70′ – Felipe Martins), Gaston Gonzalez (86′ – Luca Petrasso), Facundo Torres, Ramiro Enrique (75′ – Duncan McGuire)
Unused subs: Ercan Kara, Kyle Smith, Wilder Cartagena, Rafael Santos, Mason Stajduhar
Orlando City returns to Exploira Stadium for their second and final matchup of the season against D.C. United. Kickoff is set for 7:30 P.M. on Saturday night.
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