Ilsinho scored a second-half brace as MLS Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union overturned a two-goal deficit in their 3-2 win over New York Red Bulls.
Substitute Ilsinho came off the bench and netted twice in 11 minutes to see high-flying Union past the Red Bulls, who led 2-0 at half-time on Saturday.
Goals from Kaku and Brian White had the visiting Red Bulls – riding a five-game unbeaten streak – firmly in control after 45 minutes in Philadelphia.
However, Ilsinho’s introduction eight minutes into the second half turned the match on its head at Talen Energy Stadium.
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) June 9, 2019
Brazilian midfielder Ilsinho dribbled past Connor Lade before teeing up Jamiro Monteiro to reduce the deficit on the hour-mark.
Ilsinho equalised a minute later after taking on Lade and Daniel Royer as his shot deflected off Sean Nealis and past Luis Robles.
The 33-year-old completed his brace after rebounding Monteiro’s penalty, which was initially saved by Robles with 18 minutes remaining.
With back-to-back wins the Union moved four points clear of Montreal Impact, while the fifth-placed Red Bulls slipped seven points off the pace.
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) June 8, 2019
Chris Wondolowski took his regular-season MLS career goal tally to 152 in San Jose Earthquakes’ 2-2 draw against Dallas.
After Daniel Vega’s 27th-minute own goal put Dallas ahead, MLS recordholder Wondolowski equalised just seconds after half-time.
Magnus Eriksson then gave the Earthquakes a 2-1 lead in the 54th minute but Francis Atuahene earned a point for Dallas 11 minutes later.
Meanwhile, Colorado Rapids extended their undefeated run to five games by edging Minnesota United 1-0.
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