Nani scored two goals and had an assist to rally host Orlando City SC to a 3-3 draw with the New England Revolution on Saturday night.
Dom Dwyer also scored a goal for the Lions (9-13-9, 36 points), who trailed 3-1 after 41 minutes. Brian Rowe had four saves for Orlando City, which remained four points behind the seventh-place Revolution (10-10-10, 40) for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Cristian Penilla and Gustavo Bou scored goals and Carlos Gil had two assists for New England, which also scored on an own goal by Orlando City midfielder Tesho Akindele. Matt Turner finished with four saves for the Revs, who picked up a point on eighth-place Montreal (11-16-4, 37) which was upset at home by FC Cincinnati 1-0.
New England took a 3-1 halftime lead, scoring its first goal in the 15th minute when Bou's crossing pass into the middle of the box deflected off the side of Akindele in the middle of the box and inside the right post for an own goal.
Nani tied it seven minutes later when he flicked a header from the edge of the six-yard box past Turner and inside the far corner of the net.
Penilla then put the Revolution back in front in the 35th minute with a brilliant one-touch off a long pass from Gil, looping the shot from outside the penalty box over an onrushing Rowe for his fifth goal of the season.
Bou made it 3-1 in the 41st minute with his seventh goal of the season, taking a pass from Gil at the top of the penalty box and then firing a right-footed shot under a defender and inside the left post.
Orlando City then scored two goals in the span of seven minutes early in the second half to tie it. The first came on a header by Dwyer inside the far post off a crossing pass from Nani in the 47th minute. It is Dwyer's sixth goal of the campaign.
Nani then got his brace in the 54th minute when he stepped past a defender at the top of the penalty box and then fired a left-footed shot inside the right post for his 12th goal of the season.