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Orlando City vs. D.C. United: How to Watch, TV Listings, Live Stream, Open Thread, Lineups and More

The Lions are back home to face D.C. United for the third time this season. Can Orlando make it five straight matches without a loss? Can they finally solve the D.C. puzzle and take three points? Here's your open thread with all the info you need.

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Welcome to your live thread for tonight's third and final regular season match between Orlando City and D.C. United. The Lions are 0-2 against the defending Eastern Conference regular season champions during this inaugural MLS campaign, but a strong argument could be made that they were the better side both times. Still, the depth and experience of United have allowed D.C. to grind out two one-goal victories.

Orlando City enters on a four-game unbeaten streak (2-0-2) after last weekend's wild comeback win over the Chicago Fire. A revenge win over D.C. would certainly help the cause, but it won't be easy, with Cyle Larin and Darwin Ceren away on international duty. The Lions do get Brek Shea back, but as of Friday, Bryan Rochez had not yet returned from the FIFA U-20 World Cup and so it's unlikely he'll be in the 18. Reserve right back Tyler Turner has returned from the U.S. U-23 squad.

I think we'll see Shea replace Lewis Neal at the left attacking midfield position and Pedro Ribeiro will probably start up top, giving Adrian Heath the option of bringing Carlos Rivas off the bench later in the game, when his speed is such an asset (as we saw last week).

D.C. got its two wins over Orlando without the assistance of forward Fabian Espindola, but he'll likely start tonight and he'll be a handful for the OCSC back line. He's not only a scoring threat, but he can very suddenly spring teammates free. Espindola has a goal and four assists in 311 minutes played.

In a few hours, we'll see if the Lions can capture three points from the season series.

Here's all the content you need to prepare for tonight's match:

Official Lineups:

Orlando City (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Tally Hall

Defenders: Luke Boden, Sean St. LedgerAurelien Collin, Rafael Ramos

Defensive Midfielders: Lewis Neal, Cristian Higuita

Attacking Midfielders: Brek Shea, Kaká, Eric Avila

Forward: Pedro Ribeiro

Bench: Donovan Ricketts, Seb HinesTyler Turner, Amobi Okugo, Carlos Rivas, Harrison Heath,Danny Mwanga

D.C. United (4-4-2)

Goalkeeper: Bill Hamid

Defenders: Chris Korb, Bobby Boswell, Steve Birnbaum, Taylor Kemp

Midfielders: Nick DeLeon, Davy Arnaud, Perry Kitchen, Chris Rolfe

Forwards: Fabian Espindola, Jairo Arrieta

Bench: Andrew Dykstra, Kofi Opare, Luke Mishu, Luis Silva, Miguel Aguilar, Jared Jeffrey, Conor Doyle


REF: Jose Carlos Rivero

AR1: Craig Lowry

AR2: Brian Poeschel

4TH: Marcos De Oliveira

How to Watch:

Match time: 7 p.m. (ET)

Venue: Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

TV: FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes

Radio: 104.1 FM Real Radio (English), La Grande 1030 AM (Spanish)

Streaming: FOX Sports GO

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along at @TheManeLand, as well as Orlando City's official Twitter feed (@OrlandoCitySC).

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