McGuire rallies Orlando City past Minnesota United 2-1

Lions beat former coach Adrian Heath

FILE - Orlando City forward Ivan Angulo (77) during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the New York Red Bulls, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) (Phelan M. Ebenhack, Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Duncan McGuire scored an unassisted goal in the 88th minute to rally Orlando City to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United and former coach Adrian Heath on Saturday night.

Orlando City (3-2-2) picked up its first regular-season win in its fourth try against Minnesota United (3-2-2). Orlando City also beat Minnesota United 3-1 in a 2020 playoff semifinal.

Neither team scored until Bongokuhle Hlongwane found the net in the 58th minute to give Minnesota United the lead. Hassani Dotson and Robin Lod notched assists on the goal.

Iván Angulo used assists from Gastón González and Mauricio Pereyra to score the equalizer in the 66th minute, setting the stage for McGuire's match-winner.

Minnesota United had a 17-12 advantage in shots and a 4-2 edge in shots on goal.

Dayne St. Clair did not have a save for Minnesota United. Pedro Gallese saved three shots for Orlando City.

Minnesota United travels to play the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Orlando City returns home to host DC United on Saturday.


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