Orlando City’s penchant for late drama has carried over to the club’s second season, which kicked off Sunday with an improbable tie against visiting Real Salt Lake. Trailing by two in second-half stoppage time and playing without injured captain Kaká, Orlando pulled even on goals by 2015 rookie of the year Cyle Larin and then a 95th-minute strike by Adrian Winter.
Both teams played the second half with 10 men thanks to first-half red cards and RSL, which got two goals from Joao Plata, was unable to tighten up and see the game out. Larin ended Nick Rimando’s shutout bid with a deft redirection of a cross from Brek Shea.
Winter’s equalizer came off a pass over the back four. Larin shielded RSL defender Jámison Olave and took an awkward touch on the ball while Winter outran Aaron Maund before roofing a shot with the last kick of the game.