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Rate the U: Glesnes rescues the day

Union soccer returned after a long break with an unforgettable late equalizer

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Atlanta United FC Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Years from now no one will remember the own goal or the 2-0 deficit that turned into a stunning 2-2 road point for the Philadelphia Union. All we’ll remember is Jacob Glesnes’ 30-foot rocket.

Glesnes scored maybe the goal of the season to rescue a point for the Union but that means they had a deficit to come back from in the first place. No doubt a point is better than a loss, which seemed inevitable when Anton Walkes made it 2-0 to the home side when he scored off a recycled corner kick in the 83rd minute, but it’s still not the ideal start to a busy stretch of games following the long break for the Union.

Kacper Przybylko was responsible for the first goal when he headed an attempted clearance off a corner kick into his own net in a rare occasion where him scoring wasn’t a good thing.

As he did in the first visit to Atlanta this season for the Concacaf Champions League, Cory Burke came off the bench (replacing Sergio Santos at halftime) to score a goal that started the comeback when Brad Guzan spilled a Jamiro Monteiro and Burke was there to make him pay with a goal off the rebound.

The goal would prove to be more than just a footnote when Glesnes stole a point with an improbable and unstoppable shot.

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