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Lengendary KAKA warming up in Philly

As quick as you could settle into your seat, a lackluster ORLANDO CITY defense and keeper gave up the opening goal to PHILADELPHIA at the 2 minute mark.  CJ SAPONG who has come out firing this season found the back of the net for the UNION.  ORLANDO CITY settled in and had chances themselves throughout the half, including  5 corner kicks that were not converted. Finally, in the 43rd minute Philly’s defense had a breakdown around the 18 and ADRIAN  WINTER slotted a left footed shot past keeper ANDRE BLAKE who was charging off his line in an attempt to cut off the angle.  That was all of the scoring in the first half and the teams went to the locker rooms deadlocked at 1-1.

The second half started off quite sloppy and the careless play culminated in the 63rd minute when keeper BLAKE was taken out by his own man, KEN TRIBBETT who came sliding into the box.  BLAKE was down for several minutes but remained in the match.  In the 72nd minute KAKA’ got the window of opportunity he was waiting for, taking a loose ball in his own half, dicing up two defenders and shooting, only to see it bend  wide right.  CJ SAPONG had PHILLY”S first shot of the 2nd, rifling it directly into the arms of keeper JOSEPH BENDIK.  After a penalty 10 yards off the 18, PHILLY’S TRANQUILLO BARNETTA sailed his free kick over the goal.   In the 90th minute, UNION’S, TRANQUILLO BARNETTA made good as he  saw his free kick freeze ORLANDO CITY keeper BENDIK, as it caught the top right 90 for the goal.   Three minutes of stoppage time was added but it was not enough for ORLANDO CITY as they dropped the contest 2-1 to PHILLY.

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