The Philadelphia Union hung tough against the surging LA Galaxy on Wednesday night, hauling themselves into a 2-2 draw as Keegan Rosenberry scored his first MLS goal after pretty strikes fromRobbie Rogers and Mike Magee had given the visitors the lead at Talen Energy Stadium.
Vincent Nogueira pushed Philly ahead just four minutes into the match, only for Giovani dos Santosand Robbie Keane to combine in magical fashion to set up Rogers' finish. And when dos Santos and Steven Gerrard teamed up to create a chance that Magee coolly dispatched, LA looked on course to bag their fifth win of the young campaign.
But a handling error by Galaxy goalkeeper Dan Kennedy allowed the rookie Rosenberry to poke home from close range and the two sides had to share the points.
LA Galaxy 2, Philadelphia Union 2
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
2016 MLS Regular Season
Talen Energy Stadium – Chester, Pennsylvania
PHI – Vincent Nogueira 4’
LA – Robbie Rogers (Assisted by Giovani dos Santos, Robbie Keane) 15’
LA – Mike Magee (Assisted by Steven Gerrard, Giovani dos Santos) 48’
PHI – Keegan Rosenberry 63’
LA – Robbie Rogers (caution) 70’
LA – Dan Kennedy (time wasting) 82’
LA Galaxy: Dan Kennedy; Robbie Rogers, Leonardo, Jelle Van Damme (Daniel Steres 76’), Ashley Cole; Baggio Husidic, Steven Gerrard (Jeff Larentowicz 73’), Mike Magee (Sebastian Lletget 89’); Giovani dos Santos; Robbie Keane ©, Gyasi Zardes.
Substitutions not used: Brian Rowe, Dave Romney, A.J. DeLaGarza, Emmanuel Boateng.
SHOTS: 4; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; CORNERS: 3; OFFSIDES: 0; SAVES: 4
Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Josh Yaro, Richie Marquez, Fabinho; Brian Carroll, Vincent Nogueira; Sebastien Le Toux (Ilsinho 70’), Tranquillo Barnetta (Roland Alberg 88’), Chris Pontius (Fabian Herbers 86’); C.J. Sapong
Substitutions not used: John McCarthy, Raymon Gaddis, Ken Tribbett, Warren Creavalle.
SHOTS: 22; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; CORNERS: 6; OFFSIDES: 2; SAVES: 0
Referee: Sorin Stoica
Referee’s Assistants: Jeff Muschik and Danny Thornberry
4th Official: Marcos de Oliveira