2019 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Abu Danladi (90'+2')
  • Nani (70' PEN)

Danladi scores late as Loons tie Lions

VAR decision at the death preserves draw for Minnesota (1:51)

Orlando City though they were awarded a penalty to seal the win over Minnesota, but Tesho Akindele was judged to be offside and the potential handball was negated. (1:51)

Abu Danladi's stoppage-time equalizer salvaged a point for Minnesota United in a 1-1 draw with visiting Orlando City on Saturday.

In the game's 92nd minute, a long throw-in took a deflection in front of net and fell to the feet of Danladi, who converted the chance for his second goal of the season.

Two minutes later, a video review in the 94th minute erased an Orlando City penalty kick opportunity. Chase Gasper was called for a handball in the box, though the penalty decision was reversed due to an offsides in the lead-up to the play.

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Orlando benefited from a penalty kick to earn its first goal, when Nani was brought down in the box by Minnesota defender Ike Opara in the 70th minute. Nani proceeded to bury the penalty kick for his ninth goal of the season.

The non-call and late concession in extra time will weigh heavy on Orlando City (9-11-7, 34 points) as the Lions chase their first postseason berth. Orlando remains outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture, tied with seventh-place Montreal in points but behind on a tiebreaker.

The draw cost Minnesota United (12-8-6, 42 points) a chance to ensure that they remain in second place in the Western Conference through the weekend.

Minnesota's 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday saw the Loons score just once from 27 shots, and this same lack of finishing efficiency was again on display against Orlando. Minnesota United outshot the Lions by a 22-5 margin, with 15 of those shots coming in the first half.

The Loons' attack was hampered by an early exit from Angelo Rodriguez. The striker was removed in the 28th minute after suffering an apparent hamstring injury, with Danladi taking Rodriguez's place.

Orlando City goalkeeper Brian Rowe delivered a strong performance to keep his team in the game. Rowe's five saves included knocking away a dangerous Darwin Quintero shot in the 30th minute, and also a close-range chance from Robin Lod in the 65th minute.

Minnesota is 8-1-5 on its home pitch this season. Nani's goal snapped Minnesota United's streak of 475 straight minutes without conceding a goal at home.

Mauricio Pereyra made his MLS debut, coming on at halftime as a substitute for Robinho for Orlando City. Pereyra signed a Designated Player contract on July 30.

Major League Soccer Standings

1 New York City FC 30 +19 57
2 Philadelphia Union 30 +12 52
3 Atlanta United FC 30 +14 51
4 Toronto FC 31 +4 45
5 DC United 31 +2 45
6 New York Red Bulls 31 +3 44
7 New England Revolution 30 -7 40
8 Montreal Impact 31 -15 37
9 Chicago Fire 31 +5 37
10 Orlando City SC 31 -4 36
11 Columbus Crew SC 31 -9 34
12 FC Cincinnati 31 -44 21

Major League Soccer Standings

1 LAFC 30 +44 64
2 Seattle Sounders FC 31 +3 50
3 Minnesota United FC 30 +9 48
4 Real Salt Lake 30 +4 46
5 LA Galaxy 30 0 45
6 San Jose Earthquakes 30 +3 44
7 FC Dallas 31 +5 44
8 Portland Timbers 30 +1 43
9 Sporting Kansas City 30 -10 37
10 Colorado Rapids 31 -7 36
11 Houston Dynamo 30 -10 34
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 31 -22 30