2020 Orlando City Match Recaps
An early penalty awarded to New England set the tone and when Orlando seemed to get back into the game, things got worse with another red card.
Things looked dire when Pedro Gallese got a second yellow during spot kicks but Rodrigo Schlegel’s save (really!) and Benji Michel’s goal see Orlando through to Round 2.
Orlando loses its first home game of the year after two late headers turn the game around at the end.
The Lions inched closer to a home playoff match behind the rookie’s goal and five saves by Pedro Gallese.
The Herons end the Lions’ streak after Orlando City squandered an easy opportunity to grab a late lead.
Chris Mueller’s goal was enough to keep the unbeaten streak going but it wasn’t a good-looking game from Orlando.
The Lions were the better team but after Sebas Mendez got sent off they were forced to battle for whatever they could get in Dallas.
Tesho Akindele and Benji Michel scored in the first half and the Lions held on through an intense second-half onslaught by the hosts.
Nani and Chris Mueller starred again as the Lions finally got a home win over the Chicago Fire, running their unbeaten streak to six games.
A goal by Brek Shea leveled the score in the second half but Mauricio Pereyra restored City’s advantage moments later.
The Lions can’t make it two straight wins over Atlanta only due to a lack of sharpness in front of goal and an unnecessary late turnover.
Benji Michel’s goal was canceled out by Randall Leal as the teams split the points in Tennessee.
The rookie got his first MLS brace and Chris Mueller scored to erase a 1-0 deficit in the teams’ first ever meeting.
The Lions stood toe to toe with the Timbers in the MLS is Back final but failed to deal with two set pieces and it was their undoing.
The Lions finally beat Adrian Heath and the Loons and are headed to the MLS is Back title match.
Nani saw a penalty in regulation saved but his spot kick in the shootout sent Orlando into the semifinals.
A draw thanks to Mauricio Pereyra was enough to see Orlando City finish at the top of Group A in the MLS is Back Tournament on goal differential.
The Lions took it to NYCFC in the first half hour and did just enough to stay in front to improve to 2-0 in the MLS is Back Tournament.
The Lions fell behind early in the second half but rallied in typical dramatic fashion, with the captain netting the winner deep in stoppage time.
At least Nani’s suspension is over. So there’s that.
Without Nani and Dom Dwyer, the offense was asleep at the switch in a scoreless draw against RSL.