BW Gottschee product Leo Fernandes scored his second MLS goal in the 39th minute of the Philadelphia Union’s 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire on Saturday. The tally came directly off a free kick that eluded everyone and went into the far left side of the frame to give Philadelphia a 2-1 lead at the time. The Union eventually salvaged a road point.
The 22-year-old Fernandes, who was selected by the Union in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft, is off to a good start for Philadelphia. He scored his first MLS goal during the team’s 2-1 loss to the Columbus Crew on March 22.
Sorto Makes First MLS Appearance: Former LA Galaxy Academy defender Oscar Sorto made his MLS debut on Sunday during the Galaxy’s 3-0 victory against Chivas USA at StubHub Center. Sorto replaced Todd Dunivant in the 75th minute to close out the match.
Sorto, who signed with the Galaxy last year, was also a member of the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, where he earned a start against Ghana in the team’s group finale.
Cochran Debuts for Dynamo: Houston Dynamo defender A.J. Cochran, formerly of St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri, made his first appearance in MLS. Cochran was a second-half sub and logged 29 minutes during Houston's 4-1 loss to FC Dallas.