Orlando City SC (7-16-3, 24 points) drew the Philadelphia Union (12-11-4, 40 points) on Saturday after late-game drama saw the two sides finish 2-2 at Orlando City Stadium. Forward Dom Dwyer and defender Scott Sutter both scored in the match while midfielder Yoshimar Yotún tied the Club’s single-season record with his 10th MLS assist of the year.
“Pleased we ended up getting a point so late on. I think the one aspect that probably disappointed me was our movement, especially second half when I think our energy [dropped]. I think Chris Mueller and [Stefano] Pinho, the subs, when they came on gave us a little bit of energy, gave us some bursts,” Lions head coach James O’Connor said. “But when you concede a goal in the 87th or 88th minute, to get back in and get a point is fantastic so great credit to the players for fighting back and getting a point at the end.”
Tied 1-1 late in the game, the Union took the lead in the 88th minute after Fafa Picault picked out the upper 90 on a shot from distance. City responded in dramatic fashion, however, leveling things just two minutes later.
After a corner kick fell down the field to Yotún, the Peruvian lofted in a long ball that was collected in the box by Josué Colmán, who used a cheeky backheel touch to find Sutter open in the box. Sutter made no mistake, blasting in his third goal in four games.
City opened the scoring just nine minutes into the game after Dwyer redirected a perfectly placed set piece from Yotún. With the helper, Yotún reached double-digits in the assist column, tying him with former Lion Kaká for the Club record for most MLS assists in a single season.
Cory Burke scored Philadelphia’s first goal in the 32nd minute.
Orlando City visits Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, Sept. 8. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET. The Lions then visit the Chicago Fire on Sept. 16 before returning to Orlando City Stadium to host the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Tickets to all City home matches are available at OrlandoCitySC.com or by calling 855-ORL-CITY.