Eventful second half sees DC United, Philadelphia Union battle to 2-2 draw

Russell Canouse opened the field up with a smart switch of play in the 5th minute on a move that ended with Erik Sorga just barely unable to deflect Oniel Fisher ’s shot.

A giveaway from Kevin Paredes nearly cost United in the 23rd minute, with the Union adroitly luring D.C.’s defense inside before finding Jamiro Monteiro in space on the left.

It was a classic corner kick goal, with Asad delivering a perfect ball for Pines to nod down past Andre Blake, levelling the score in the 71st minute.

Philadelphia had an initial service into the box cleared, but from all of 30 yards, McKenzie let loose a vicious, swerving shot that flew past Chris Seitz to equalize.

Philadelphia looked like they might even steal a win with some very late pressure around the United penalty area, but ultimately D.C. held firm to snap a six-game losing streak, as well as a seven-game run of losses against the Union dating back to 2017.

Union (4312): Andre Blake; Olivier Mbaizo, Jack Elliott, Mark McKenzie, Kai Wagner; Brenden Aaronson, Alejandro Bedoya (C), Jamiro Monteiro; Anthony Fontana (Ilsinho 62); Kacper Przybylko, Sergio Santos (Andrew Wooten 62)

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