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Orlando City vs. Colorado Rapids: How to Watch, TV Listings, Live Stream, Open Thread, Lineups and More

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The Lions are back in action midweek for their fourth game in 11 days, hosting the struggling Colorado Rapids at the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday night. This is your official Match Day Open Thread!

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Orlando City's unbeaten streak is over, but the club is still firmly in contention for a playoff spot in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference.

The same can't be said for the Colorado Rapids, who are ahead of only the Philadelphia Union in points per game so far this season. Counter-intuitively, the Rapids have proven a difficult team to beat this year, with only four losses in 15 matches. Of course, they've found it even more difficult to win matches.

They do have a bit of momentum this week though. 21-year-old Dillon Serna started only his second match of the year last weekend, but he had an excellent outing and scored the game-tying goal in the 88th minute against FC Dallas. Orlando will still be feeling good after its performance over the last 6 weeks, but the Lions are coming off a disappointing 2-0 loss to Montreal last week.

It's a sentiment that works across all sports; to be successful, you have to win the matches you're supposed to win. Orlando will be a heavy favorite against visiting Colorado, one of the first times this year they've been in that position. It falls on Lions Head Coach Adrian Heath's shoulders to motivate the players and not allow them to take anything for granted.

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 BodenSean St. Ledger,  Seb HinesRafael Ramos

Defensive Midfielders: Darwin CerenCristian Higuita

Attacking Midfielders: Brek Shea, Kaká, Lewis Neal

Forward: Cyle Larin

Bench: Donovan Ricketts, Eric Avila, Harrison Heath, Pedro RibeiroAmobi OkugoDanny Mwanga, Carlos Rivas

Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Clint Irwin

Defenders: Matt Burch, Drew Moor, Shane O'Neill, Joseph Greenspan

Defensive Midfielders: Lucas Pittinari, Marcelo Sarvas

Attacking Midfielder: Kevin Doyle, Dillon Powers, Dillon Serna

Forward: Luis Solignac

Bench: Zac MacMath, Bobby Burling, James Riley, Dominique Badji, Sam Cronin, Gabriel Torres, Charles Eloundou

Referees:

Referee: Silviu Petrescu

AR1 (bench): Sean Hurd

AR2 (opposite): Kevin Klinger

4th: Mark Kadlecik

How to Watch:

Match time: 7:30 p.m. (ET)

Venue: Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL

TV: Locally on My65 and regionally on Sun Sports

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

Streaming: MLS Live

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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