Orlando City snapped its two-game home losing streak by stopping one of Major League Soccer's hottest teams, New York City FC. The Lions' 2-1 win at Camping World Stadium wasn't easy, and it was made more difficult by Orlando's inability to find a clinching goal in the second half, but the boys in purple hung on for a vital three points to keep pace in the tight Eastern Conference race.
Club talisman Kaká handled all the scoring for the Lions, with a determined run for the first and a calm penalty on the second. Joe Bendik handled his business in goal, with help from his back line, which played a solid game. The central midfield partnership of Antonio Nocerino and Servando Carrasco chipped in as well.
On the offensive end, midfielder Matias Perez Garcia served as the spark plug, running all over the field to make plays, while Kevin Molino and Cyle Larin worried the defense with their movement.
The Lions finish the season with a 2-0-1 record against the other 2015 MLS expansion team. Once again, Orlando City played a good game against one of the league's top teams. Hopefully it will be the spark to a run of results that will see the Lions reach the 2016 MLS playoffs.
We braved a tropical downpour to bring you these images from the match. Please enjoy.