Lod goal helps Minnesota open MSL with draw at Philadelphia

February 26, 2022 GMT
Philadelphia Unions's Alejandro Bedoya, bottom, collides with Minnesota United's Emanuel Reynoso during an MLS soccer game, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 in Chester, Pa. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philadelphia Unions's Alejandro Bedoya, bottom, collides with Minnesota United's Emanuel Reynoso during an MLS soccer game, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 in Chester, Pa. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philadelphia Unions's Alejandro Bedoya, bottom, collides with Minnesota United's Emanuel Reynoso during an MLS soccer game, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 in Chester, Pa. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philadelphia Unions's Alejandro Bedoya, bottom, collides with Minnesota United's Emanuel Reynoso during an MLS soccer game, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 in Chester, Pa. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philadelphia Unions's Alejandro Bedoya, bottom, collides with Minnesota United's Emanuel Reynoso during an MLS soccer game, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 in Chester, Pa. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Robin Lod scored the first goal of the Major League Soccer season in the 23rd minute of the season opener and that was enough to give Minnesota United a 1-1 tie with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

Franco Fragapane dribbled deep to the Union backline before centering the ball back to Lod for a left-footed shot from the center of the box to the top right corner.

A dozen minutes later Cory Burke got the equalizer on a header from close range off a long cross by Jakob Glesnes.

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