Orlando City (3-3-6, 15 points) drew 2-2 with the Philadelphia Union (5-3-4, 19 points) after a crazy four goal second half.
The Lions had a great chance to take a first half lead when Kaka was taken down in the box by Union keeper Andre Blake for a penalty in the 37th minute. The Jamaican made amends for his mistake by getting low and parrying Kaka’s penalty out for a corner.
The second half was a completely different story.
Philadelphia opened the scoring in the 52nd minute, via a powerful volley from Tranquillo Barnetta, the Swiss International’s second goal against Orlando in as many games this season.
Adrian Heath replaced Carlos Rivas with Kevin Molino in the 67th minute and just 40 seconds, he had his reward. A lofted ball to Cyle Larin at the edge of the box trickled out to Molino, after Larin and Blake collided and the Trinidad and Tobago international tucked the ball away into the wide open net.
Just three minutes later the Lions completed the dramatic turnaround. Kaka made a great run down the left flank, cut toward the end line and crossed to Larin in the six-yard box. The Canadian forward used his chest to put the ball on target and although Blake initially made the save, the rebound from the save trickled over the line.
Just four minutes after that, Philadelphia equalized when Joe Bendik parried a low cross right into the path of Ken Tribbett who made no mistake with the finish.
Orlando City’s next game is Sunday when they travel to take on NYCFC at Yankee Stadium, wherer they’ve already won once this season.