Three games for Orlando teams and three wins. This is what Orlando Soccer is all about. We applaud Orlando Pride, Orlando City, and Orlando City B on an excellent weekend. Let's catch you up on all the important happenings from the first of many "Orlando Soccer Sweeps" and more.
Orlando City B Win Against Rochester Rhinos
With its win Sunday night at Titan Soccer Complex, Orlando City B was able to make it a full weekend sweep for Orlando soccer teams for the first time. Hadji Barry tallied two goals as Orlando City B defeated the Rochester Rhinos, 2-1. OCB improved to 3-5-2 with the win. Our Sean Rollins was on the scene and has your full recap here.
Orlando City Gets a Slight Break from PRO Officials
The 2016 MLS Season has been littered with referee errors, including several against Orlando City. On Saturday night, the Lions might have finally got on the right side of a bad decision from the assistant referee. Soccer Photogrammetry (@OffsideModeling) is a twitter account that uses 2-D photos and creates 3-D model to decipher whether someone is offside or not. Here is what they said in regards to Cyle Larin's second goal of the night.
Seems that @CyleLarin was off by ~1-1.5' on his 2nd goal— SoccerPhotogrammetry (@OffsideModeling) May 22, 2016
CC @Grant_Aleman @BrockTikson @JCatanese43 @tjneargarder pic.twitter.com/MQdapNRLUo
Looks like the assistant referee either missed it or erred on the side of attacking soccer. Either way, Orlando City supporters will take it after so many calls and non-calls have gone the other way this year.
U.S. National Team defeats Puerto Rico
In a Copa America Centenario tune-up (sort of, albeit with a bit of a different lineup than will play in the tournament), he U.S. Men's National Team defeated 152nd-ranked Puerto Rico, 3-1. Tim Ream, Bobby Wood, and Paul Arriola all found the back of the net for the Yanks. Jurgen Klinsmann had to field an unusual team that featured no MLS or players taking part the Liga MX playoffs for this one, so a lot of the familiar names were missing. Get the full recap here.
Luis Suarez injured as Barcelona Completes Domestic Double
F.C. Barcelona was able to complete the Spanish Double after winning the Copa del Rey against Europa League champion Sevilla. The game featured two red cards and a possible injury to Luis Suarez puts his participation in Copa America Centenario in jeopardy. Here is a full recap via our friends over at Barca Blaugranes.
The Best Skills of the English Premier League
The English Premier League concluded last week but the league just released some of its greats skills of the 2015-2016 season. Beware: If you like great defending, don't click the link. If you want to see players like Stoke City's Marko Arnautović and Xherdan Shaquiri , or Riyad Mahrez undress the whole back line of Aston Villa, this is the link for you.
That's it for your links, Mane Landers. Have a great Monday and remember, game day is just two days away.