MLS Snapshot: Orlando City 2-2 Philadelphia Union
The game in 100 words (or less): A pair of controversial goals brought Orlando City back from a losing position into the lead, but Philadelphia shook it off and fought back themselves to earn a point. Kaka had a first-half penalty saved by Andre Blake, and teams traded punches in the final half-hour, finishing level. Both of the home side’s goals were questionable at best, but counted on the scoresheet. The point shared keeps Orlando City unbeaten at home.
Three Four moments that mattered
52' - A goal! Philadelphia had been pretty quiet so far, but a beautiful bit of play broke the ice. Halftime substitute Ken Trippett sent a hail mary into the Orlando City box, and it found the head of Chris Pontius, who redirected it perfectly to a wide-open Barnetta, and the Swiss midfielder buried it easily.
68' - A controversial goal allowed Orlando City back level. A long ball looking for Cyle Larin caused a scene as Blake came out to punch it away. Larin and Blake collided, sending the Philadelphia goalkeeper to the ground. Substitute Kevin Molino, on just moments earlier, picked up the loose ball and chipped it into the empty net.
71' - Just 3 minutes later, Orlando City was level, again with a controversial score. Kaka got to the end-line and delivered a cross, and it found Larin who chested home from point-blank range...or did he? First, it appears the ball may have caught the arm of Larin instead of his chest. Second, with the ball half-saved by Blake then cleared off the line by Fabinho, it may not have crossed the line completely. Nonetheless, it was given.
75' - With the action picking up, Philadelphia scored off a short corner. Barnetta played it in then got it back, delivering a cross that brought Joe Bednik out to clear the cross. He didn’t get enough of it, and it came to Ken Tribbett who had an easy finish for his first career goal.
Man of the match: Cyle Larin.
Goals: Barnetta 52', Molino 68', Larin 71', Tribbett 75'