The game in 100 words (or less): Tranquillo Barnetta curled in a brilliant free kick in the 90th minute to lead the Philadelphia Union to a 2-1 win over Orlando City SC. After the two sides traded first half goals, Orlando sat back to grind out a draw throughout the second. However, just when it looked like the plan was going to pay off, the substitute Barnetta buried the visitors with a moment of magic. The Union now sit atop the Eastern Conference one point ahead of Orlando, who suffered their first defeat of the season.
Three moments that mattered
2′ — Sapong starts the scoring early — Philadelphia wasted no time kicking things off with C.J. Sapong putting the Union ahead just two minutes in. Orlando right-back Rafael Ramos bundled his attempted clearance from a cross, leaving Sapong an easy tap-in from a yard out.
43′ — Winter equalizes just before the break — With the clock inching towards halftime, Orlando City found an equalizer through Adrian Winter in the 43rd minute. Winter took a pass from Kevin Molino and did brilliantly with his first touch, flicking the ball over his defender before burying a left-footed shot into the bottom corner.
90′ — Barnetta’s beauty wins it at the last gasp — With a free kick 25 yards out and the clock nearing 90, Tranquillo Barnetta grabbed a beautiful game-winner for the Union. Barnetta bent a perfect set piece over the wall and into the top corner, leaving Orlando keeper Joe Bendik motionless on the goal line.
Man of the match: Tranquillo Barnetta
Goalscorers: Sapong (2′), Winter (43′), Barnetta (90′)