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Philadelphia Union Earn Comeback Draw With Perfect Long Distance Injury-Time Goal

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Philadelphia Union Earn Comeback Draw With Perfect Long Distance Injury-Time Goal

Jakob Glesnes hit the most perfect long-range goal to earn Philadelphia Union a share of the points with Atlanta United on Sunday night.

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It seems tough to imagine club football going on while we're all in the glow of the business end of the group stage at Euro 2020, but in the US that's exactly what's going on.

Atlanta hosted Philadelphia at the weekend, and the 2018 MLS Cup winners looked in control of the match when they went 2-0 up with just seven minutes of normal time left.

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However Union were able to get back into the game, with what looked like a consolation goal, before Glesnes scored with a brilliant strike.

The centre back found himself way up the field in the 92nd minute, and with far too much time and space, so let fly with a brilliant shot. It flew past Brad Guzan and hit the crossbar, landing over the line and actually bounced back onto the bar twice more, such was the power in the shot!

One fan summed it up perfectly with their reaction, tweeting, "I saw it live and still barely believe it," whilst another dismissed the reputation of MLS adding, "Don't care what league that is a stunner."

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Another was so impressed with the goal they think it's award worthy, commenting, "the Puskas is coming home to the MLS," although Patrik Schick might have other ideas about that.

One Twitter user probably summed up the strike the best though, simply posting, "What a F***ing goal," and you really can't argue with that.

Glesnes' goal was from deep but Schick's was from deeper. Image: BBC Sport
Glesnes' goal was from deep but Schick's was from deeper. Image: BBC Sport

Atlanta took the lead in the 58th minute through an own goal from Union striker Kacper Przybylko before defender Anton Walkes doubled their lead in the 83rd minute.

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It didn't take long for that advantage to be halved once again as substitute Corey Burke made it 2-1 in the 84th minute to set up an intriguing finish.

Seven minutes of injury time were added but Philadelphia only needed two minutes to earn their point, courtesy of Glesnes' brilliant goal.

The result means Union are in third place in the Eastern Conference after nine games, while Atlanta are down in ninth, having only won two of their opening eight games.

If more MLS games are like this we might need to focus more attention on domestic action again, even with the Euros going on.

Featured Image Credit: ESPN

Topics: Football, MLS

Ryan Sidle
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