Washington - US rookie defender Ken Tribbett equalized in
the 75th minute to give the Philadelphia Union a 2-2 draw with visiting Orlando
City in a Major League Soccer match Wednesday.
Aided by Brazilian striker Kaka missing on a penalty kick
for Orlando, the Eastern Conference-leading Union stretched its unbeaten streak
to six games, with two triumphs and four draws in the run. The Union improved
to 5-3 with four drawn for 19 points, two better than New York City FC.
Former AC Milan and Real Madrid standout Kaka failed from
the spot in the 37th minute as his right-footed shot was saved from the bottom
left side of goal by Union goalkeeper Andre Blake.
After a scoreless first half, Philadelphia midfielder
Tranquillo Barnetta opened the scoring, the Swiss veteran of 10 Bundesliga
seasons blasting a right-footed shot high into the net.
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Orlando City answered through Trinidadian midfielder Kevin
Molino in the 68th minute and Canadian forward Cyle Larin gave the visitors the
lead in the 71st off a set-up pass from Kaka.
But that set the stage for Tribbett deadlocking the match
again four minutes later and the teams battled to the finish without changing
Spanish defender David Mateos of Orlando City was shown a
red card in the third minute of second half stoppage time but the Union could
not convert with the extra man in the dying seconds.
Orlando City moved to 3-3 with six drawn for 15 points to
remain sixth in the East, closing within one point of Toronto, Montreal and the
New York Red Bulls.
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