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Can Jason Kreis keep the magic going against a bolstered Seattle Sounders squad? The Lions go hunting for three more points tonight at the big campground.

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Welcome to your live match thread for tonight's match-up between Orlando City (5-5-11, 26 points) and the Seattle Sounders (6-12-3, 21 points). It's the only scheduled meeting between the clubs this season and the first time the teams have met in Camping World Stadium. Orlando City is 0-1-0 in the all-time series.

The teams met in Seattle last season with the Sounders cruising to a 4-0 victory. Right back Tyler Turner picked up a pair of first-half yellow cards and the Lions were forced to play 50+ minutes of the match a man short. Obafemi Martins scored a brace and goals by Nelson Valdez and Thomás. The final score would have been worse if not for goalkeeper Tally Hall stopping Martins on a penalty.

Both teams are in a state of flux. The Lions sent their third ever MLS signing, defensive midfielder Darwin Ceren, to San Jose on Wednesday in exchange for attacking midfielder Matias Perez Garcia, who arrived in Orlando on Thursday evening. The club also traded for the MLS rights to midfielder Tony Rocha and left back Mikey Ambrose and signed both to Major League Soccer contracts.

Seattle added Designated Player Nicolas Lodeiro, a Uruguayan international midfielder, who played well in his debut against the LA Galaxy. Former Sounders midfielder Alvaro Fernandez returned to Seattle after a stint with Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.

The Sounders are winless in three (0-2-1) with one win in their last six matches (1-3-2). Orlando City is unbeaten in three (1-0-2) but also have just one victory in the last six games overall (1-2-3).

Rafael Ramos (hamstring)  and Pedro Ribeiro (back) are out for Orlando. Tommy Redding (hamstring)  was loaned to Orlando City B for last night's game to gain match fitness. Harrison Heath (knee) is nearing a return.

Here's your mandatory content for tonight's match:

Official Lineups:

Orlando City (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Joe Bendik.

Defenders: Luke Boden, Seb Hines, David Mateos, Kevin Alston.

Defensive Midfielders: Antonio Nocerino, Servando Carrasco.

Attacking Midfielders: Brek Shea, Kaká, Hadji Barry.

Forward: Cyle Larin.

Bench: Earl Edwards Jr., Jose Aja, Mikey Ambrose, Matias Perez Garcia, Tony Rocha, Julio Baptista, and Carlos Rivas.

Seattle Sounders (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Stefan Frei.

Defenders: Joevin Jones, Chad Marshall, Brad Evans, Tyrone Mears.

Defensive Midfielders: Cristian Roldan, Osvaldo Alonso.

Attacking Midfielders: Andreas IvanschitzClint Dempsey, Nicolas Lodeiro.

Forward: Jordan Morris.

Bench: Tyler Miller, Zach Scott, Erik Friberg, Alvaro Fernandez, Herculez Gomez, Nelson Valdez, and Oalex Anderson.

Referees

Ref: Allen Chapman.

AR1: Corey Rockwell.

AR2: Cameron Blanchard.

4th: Ismail Elfath.

How to Watch

Match Time: 7 p.m. (ET).

Venue: Camping World Stadium -- Orlando, FL.

TV: FOX Sports 1.

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

Streaming: MLS Live, FOX Soccer 2GO.

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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