Gallese's save secures Orlando City's victory in Philadelphia

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Luis Muriel scored twice for his first MLS goal and Pedro Gallese saved an 88th-minute penalty to help Orlando City beat Philadelphia Union 3-2 on Saturday night.

Gallese finished the game with five saves for the Lions.

Muriel, a 33-year-old Colombia international striker who signed with Orlando City in February, ripped a rising left-footer from outside the penalty area that slipped into the corner of the net for a 2-1 lead in the 44th minute.

Just moments into the second half, Muriel slipped behind the defense, ran at a through ball from Nicolás Lodeiro and fired a rolling shot into the back post to make it 3-1.

“He came to score goals and tonight was a night he will remember,” Orlando City coach Oscar Pareja said. “Not only [because] We won, but he scored these two goals, which are very [important] for his trust.”

Lodeiro finished the game with three assists.

Dániel Gazdag converted the penalty and brought Union within one goal in the 66th minute. In the 88th minute he took another penalty, which a flying Gallese parried and Gazdag's rebound attempt sailed over the crossbar.

Orlando City (3-5-3) ended a three-game winning streak, including two straight losses.

Mikael Uhre scored in the 12th minute to give the Union a 1-0 lead, but Lodeiro played a chip shot to Duncan McGuire, who scored a header from point-blank range, making it 1-1 in the 21st minute -Head Start.

Philadelphia had 61.5% possession and outscored Orlando City 29-13, 7-4 on goal.

Philadelphia (3-3-5) is winless in five straight games following a three-game winning streak.

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