Cory Burke scored a dramatic tiebreak goal in the 96th minute as host Philadelphia Union took the lead late, defeating New York City FC 2-1 and rising to first place in the Eastern Tournament. rice field.
Philadelphia (7-1-8, 29 points) extended their undefeated streak to 6 games (2-0-4), surpassing NYCFC by 2 points and winning 2-0 at Yankee Stadium Did. March 19th.
Burke was recognized as the winner of the game when he used his left foot to deflect Jose Martinez's long shot past New York City FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson. Burke was initially believed to be offside, but the video review gave the defender a fourth goal of the season.
Burke's clutch goal saved Union from another draw after tying Valentin Castellanos with a penalty kick in the 89th minute.
Philadelphia defender Kai Wagner was given a penalty kick when he whistled with a handball. He easily scored his eighth goal of the season by knocking Andre Blake to the left, hitting the Philadelphia goalkeeper with his right foot and getting caught in the lower left corner.
Mikael Uhre scored in the 9th minute. Philadelphia was barely offensive to Burke's goal, while retaining 41.4% of the match.
Blake made four saves to win the NYCFC for the second time this year.
NYCFC (8-4-3, 27 points) is just one point ahead of CF Montréal and the New York Red Bulls.
Johnson also finished with four saves.
Ule scored when he stole a long cross from Alejandro Bedoya and passed NYCFC defender Maxime Chanot with his left foot from the center of the box to the lower right corner of the net.
After leading Philadelphia, Ule almost scored seven minutes later, but Johnson stopped the shot with his right foot from close range. Johnson also rejected the header from Jack Elliott in the 18th minute and stopped Frianch Lansa's attempt in the 30th minute.
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