Happy June everybody!
The kids are out the school, the weather is warming up and the MLS season is in full swing. Oh, and if you haven't heard, Pedro Ribeiro is back.
The Lions' striker returned from injury to deliver a stunning 89th minute strike to salvage a point for Orlando City in a 2-2 draw with Columbus Crew SC. If that wasn't enough to make your MLS weekend, there was plenty of soccer to go around.
Let's recap the madness with your Monday morning Lion Links.
Recapping the Draw Against Columbus
After managing to take two points from their first five home games, Orlando City has snagged four points in their last two. On Saturday, facing a Columbus squad that whipped them 3-0 in their last meeting, the Lions were able to rally and earn the draw.
As always, The Mane Land's got you covered with...
A recap of the draw with Crew SC
A photo gallery from Nick Levya with a ton of snapshots from Saturday
Five Takeaways from Andrew Marcinko
Player grades, as Pedro Ribeiro and Eric Avila finish at the top of the class
Did you miss the match? Here are the highlights.
Orlando City Will Privately Fund and Expand New Stadium
Orlando City U-23 Squad Falls to 0-3
Shea Makes USMNT Roster for June Friendlies
Jurgen Klinsmann released the 22-man roster for a pair of USMNT friendlies this month, and Orlando City's Brek Shea made the cut.
Shea will be on the roster when the U.S. takes on the Netherlands on Thursday in Amsterdam and next week when the USMNT visits Cologne to play World Cup champion Germany. The games will serve as preparation for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which takes places beginning at the end of the month.
National team duty means Shea will miss the Lion's match on Saturday against the Chicago Fire, but he could theoretically play in next Sunday's match against D.C. United. Shea was previously called up earlier in the season for a USMNT trip through Europe.
USWNT Draws South Korea 0-0 in Final Sendoff Series Game
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That's it for Lion Links today. You're doing great!