ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – Inter Miami CF notched another loss in Orlando Tuesday night when Philadelphia Union’s Kacper Przybylko scored in the 63rd minute for a 2-1 victory in the MLS is Back tournament.
It was Union’s second win in two games in the World Cup-style tournament played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World. The victory secured a spot in the knockout round.READ MORE: South Dade NAACP President Dwight Bullard Says Derek Chauvin Being Found Guilty ‘A Glimmer Of Hope’ But Fight Isn’t Over
Kai Wagner put Philadelphia up early with a goal in the fifth minute, a blast from distance that went into the far corner. But Inter Miami equalized in the 36th minute with Rodolfo Pizarro’s goal that bounced over sliding Union goalkeeper Andre Blake.
On the counter, Brenden Aaronson found Przybylko, who cut to the inside against a Miami defender and deftly scored to give the Union back the lead.
Video review was used to overturn a handball call on Philadelphia in the penalty area that would have given Miami a good chance to pull even in the 75th minute. Roman Torres’ attempted header for Miami in the 83rd minute caromed off the crossbar.
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Expansion Miami, David Beckham’s MLS team, lost its tournament opener against Orlando City, while Philadelphia defeated NYCFC to open its play.
The Union opened the regular season with a loss to FC Dallas and a draw with LAFC before the league shut down because of the coronavirus outbreak. Miami lost its two opening games.
Orlando City defeated NYCFC 3-1 earlier Tuesday night in Group A, also securing a spot in the knockout round. The group stage results count toward the regular season.
Twenty-four of the league’s 26 teams are playing in the tournament, divided into six groups. FC Dallas and Nashville SC withdrew from the tournament after numerous players tested positive for COVID-19.MORE NEWS: Florida Senate Eyes Social Media Crackdown
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