Orlando City SC has played four preseason friendlies in 2015 and has managed a win and three draws, heading into the upcoming Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston. The fourth came yesterday in a 2-2 draw with Swedish side BK Häcken.
It was the first time Brek Shea, Bryan Rochez, Eric Avila and Seb Hines have gotten to play in a game situation with the rest of their Lions teammates.
We were fortunate enough to have photographer Austin Warren out at Sylvan Lake Park with us to shoot the action to give you a taste of what it was like out there on a cool, sunny day that was perfect for soccer. Presented here is Austin's work.
Orlando City's starters seemed a tough match-up for BK Häcken, but City missed a number of chances to break a 1-1 deadlock. Eventually, Häcken took the lead on a Martin Ericsson penalty in the second half. But there was an additional 30-minute period tacked on to the game so the subs could get a full 60 minutes of playing time, and the Lions pulled level with a Seb Hines header off a corner kick.
Here are some shots from the game, shot by Austin Warren.
Note: Check back for additional photos to come.