Daryl Dike Returns To Orlando’s Starting XI And Promptly Scores Outrageous Solo Goal
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Orlando City blew a two-goal lead before Júnior Urso scored the go-ahead goal in the 69th minute for a 3-2 victory against visiting Columbus on Saturday night to extend their point streak to seven games.
Daryl Dike returned to the lineup and had a goal and an assist for Orlando (10-4-8, 38 points), which has three wins and four ties during its run. Columbus (7-10-6, 27 points), the reigning MLS Cup champion, has lost seven of eight and is below the playoff line.
Urso had not scored in 11 games since June 19 when a turnover by Lucas Zelarayán created the opportunity. Urso took a pass from Dike and curled a shot to the left corner. The Lions have won five straight vs. the Crew.
The first four goals came in furious fashion. Orlando scored twice in three minutes in the first half, and Columbus responded in the 52nd and 54th minutes to equalize.
Dike opened the scoring in the 26th with his first goal since scoring his other two goals for the season on June 22. He injured his shoulder playing for the U.S. national team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July and didn't return to the Orlando lineup until a 45-minute substitute role on Aug. 27.
Silvester van der Water made it 2-0 in the 29th minute with what looked like a service that bounced past goalkeeper Eloy Room.
Orlando's shutout streak of 299 minutes ended in stunning fashion when Antônio Carlos headed the ball into his own goal.
Perfect placement pic.twitter.com/G7aJXbAynm— The Crew (@ColumbusCrew) September 5, 2021
Miguel Berry scored his third goal in two games and fourth in seven games of his rookie season from a set-up by Derrick Etienne for a 2-2 tie.
— The Crew (@ColumbusCrew) September 5, 2021
Third-string goalkeeper Adam Grinwis played for Orlando while starter Pedro Gallese is with the Peruvian national team and backup Mason Stajduhar is out with an injury. Grinwis made one save.