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Orlando City vs. Louisville City: How to Watch, TV Info, Live Stream, Open Thread and More

The Lions are in Kentucky for an inexplicable mid-season friendly against "their" USL side. Let's just hope everyone makes it out of this match healthy.

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Welcome to your open thread for tonight's friendly between Orlando City SC and Louisville City FC, which is pretty much the Lions' lame duck USL affiliate. It's already been announced that Orlando will look to field its own local USL club next season.

There's really not much of value in this friendly for Orlando City. It comes on the road, in the middle of the stretch run, against a team from the USL. Aside from giving the city of Louisville a chance to host a Major League Soccer team, there's not a lot of good that can come from it, unless the Lions can use it to find the net and gain some confidence in the midst of a poor run of form.

LCFC, on the other hand, is having a barnstormer of a first season in the USL. The club sits second in the entire league on points and has a legitimate MVP candidate in striker Matt Fondy. Former Lions Bryan Burke and Aodhan Quinn are contributing nicely for LCFC, so there will be some familiar faces on the other side.

Kaká didn't even make the trip for Orlando, so the Louisville Slugger Field faithful won't get a chance to see our captain. However, Brek Shea did make the trip so perhaps it's a chance for him to knock the rust off before returning to the lineup in a pivotal game on Saturday against the Chicago Fire. I'm not even going to guess about the projected lineups, although we'll likely see much more of Rafael Ramos and Adrian Winter than we previously would have, owing to their upcoming suspensions.

Our Louisville correspondent Jeff Milby will be there to cover the action so watch for his recap after the match.

Official Lineups:

Orlando City (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Earl Edwards

Defenders: Corey Ashe, Tommy Redding, Tyler Turner, Rafael Ramos

Defensive Midfielders: EstrelaDarwin Ceren

Attacking Midfielders: Carlos Rivas, Pedro Ribeiro, Eric Avila

Forwards: Bryan Rochez

Bench: Tally Hall, Luke Boden, Danny Mwanga, Tony Cascio, Adrian Winter, Lewis Neal

Louisville City FC (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Scott Goodwin

Defenders: Bryan Burke, Enrique Montano, Sean Reynolds, Tarek Morad

Midfielders: Kadeem Dacres, Juan Guzman, Magnus Rasmussen, Naill Mccabe, Aodhan Quinn

Forwards: Matt Fondy

Bench: Greg Ranjitsingh, Ilija Ilic, Nate Polak, Guy Abend, Adam West, Charlie Adams

How to Watch:

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

Venue: Louisville Slugger Field - Louisville, KY

TV: None

Radio: None


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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