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Despite missing time to a loan, international duty, and an injury, the young striker still left his mark on the Lions’ attack.
In our No. 3 moment of the year, the Lions fell behind twice but never quit as Mason Stajduhar won in his MLS debut.
Our No. 6 moment of the year features Daryl Dike’s header at the death lifting Orlando City to a 2-1 home win over D.C. United and giving the Lions new life in the playoff chase.
In our No. 7 moment of the year, the Pride did one better than the Lions by ripping off seven straight games without a loss to begin the year.
The Uruguayan midfield maestro completed his third season in Orlando.
Our No. 9 moment of the year features the Pride’s two star strikers finding the net in just Orlando’s second ever win over Portland.
In our No. 10 moment the Lions experienced a first in their MLS existence when they played Santos Laguna in the Leagues Cup.
Alex Morgan trade fallout, Pride load up on young forwards, and Lions land Magic Mo’s signature but lose Uri.
He missed time on international duty and the injured list, but El Pulpo again delivered when in goal for the Lions.