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Glesnes scores in 123rd, Philadelphia advances in playoffs

November 20, 2021 GMT
Philadelphia Union's Alvas Powell, left, shields the ball from New York Red Bulls' Omir Fernandez, right, during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
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Philadelphia Union's Alvas Powell, left, shields the ball from New York Red Bulls' Omir Fernandez, right, during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
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Philadelphia Union's Alvas Powell, left, shields the ball from New York Red Bulls' Omir Fernandez, right, during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Jakob Glesnes scored from distance in the 123rd minute and the Philadelphia Union beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Saturday in the opening match of the MLS playoffs.

The goal helped Philadelphia beat the Red Bulls in the opening round for the second time in three years -- both in extra time.

Philadelphia (15-8-12), the No. 2 seed, was without midfielder Jamiro Monteiro and right back Olivier Mbaizo after being placed into the league’s health and safety protocols.

New York (13-13-9), who earned the East’s final playoff spot after closing the season with a 7-1-4 run, was making its 12th consecutive playoff appearance.

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