Nani scores late, lifts Orlando Metropolis over Atlanta United


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nani scored on a late header and Orlando Metropolis beat Atlanta United 3-2 on Friday evening to maneuver into second place within the Jap Convention.

Nani acquired behind the again line of the protection to complete Silvester van der Water’s in-swinging cross within the 87th minute, giving Orlando (8-4-4) its first lead of the match.

Oriando Metropolis tied it at 2 within the 79th minute when van der Water headed down Benji Michel’s header cross.

Josef Martínez scored for Atlanta 48 seconds into the match with a right-footed blast from a step behind the penalty arc.

Kyle Smith tied it at 1 for Orlando within the forty third minute, heading house Nani’s cross. It was the third purpose by an Orlando Metropolis defender within the final 87 matches.

Atlanta United (2-6-8) retook the lead within the 66th minute on Marcelino Moreno’s right-footed shot from exterior the penalty space.


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