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Orlando City heads into offseason with penty of room for improvement

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Jason Kreis' first full season in charge of Orlando City started better than most expected, and finished worst than most expected.

The Lions were cruising into May atop the standings and riding one of the best starts in MLS history. The new downtown stadium was a fortress, and visiting teams seemingly had no chance of leaving with points in hand.

Union destroy Orlando City behind trio of two-goal performances

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CHESTER, PA The Philadelphia Union's regular-season finale may have been meaningless to the standings, but it carried plenty of meaning for the club.

The Union won just their second regular-season finale on Sunday 6-1 over Orlando City as C.J. Sapong broke the club's single-season scoring record and Brian Carroll celebrated his retirement.

Crew escape with win in Kaka's final match in Orlando

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Kaka's final game in Orlando ended in defeat as the Columbus Crew boosted their push towards the playoffs.

A second half goal from Ola Kamara boosted the Crew in a 1-0 win over Orlando City at Orlando City Stadium. The win keeps the Crew's hopes of securing a home game in the opening round of the playoffs alive heading into the final week.

FC Dallas' playoff hopes take hit with tie in Orlando

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At this point in the season, FC Dallas needs every point it can get, but Oscar Pareja's side could only get one from Orlando on Saturday.

Orlando City held FC Dallas in a 0-0 draw on Saturday, putting a dent in FC Dallas' playoff hopes. With the draw, the door opens a bit for the Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake, who are battling with FCD for a spot out West.

Orlando City exacts revenge on Revolution with home beatdown

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Orlando City hit the six-goal mark in a game for the first time this season, rolling past the 10-men New England Revolution 6-1 on Wednesday evening.

Jason Kreis saw five different players get on the scoresheet with Kaka leading the way with a brace. VAR was used in this match, as Xavier Kouassi was sent off in the 11th-minute.

Valeri scores two more to lead Timbers in thumping of Orlando City

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Diego Valeri's scoring streak has the Portland Timbers rolling.

The Argentinian star scored two more goals on Sunday evening, extending his MLS-record streak to nine consecutive games with a goal in a 3-0 beating of Orlando City. Valeri's goal saw the midfielder take over the lead in the Golden Boot race while the win pushed the Timbers back into second in the Western Conference.

Dom Dwyer, Josef Martinez duel as Atlanta United ties Orlando City in shootout

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Atlanta United had a league-record crowd on their side, and Dom Dwyer and Josef Martinez did their part in entertaining them en route to a thrilling draw.

Josef Martinez provided yet another hat-trick while Dom Dwyer provided two goals and an assist of his own as Atlanta United played Orlando City to a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Orlando City tops D.C. United for first win in two months

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For many reasons, Orlando City was in dire need of a victory, and the Lions got one on Saturday thanks to the play of their forward line.

Dom Dwyer and Cyle Larin combined on Orlando City's opener before Giles Barnes fired a second moments later, sealing a 2-0 win over D.C. United at Orlando City Stadium.

Playoff-hungry Whitecaps seal three points in Orlando

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The Vancouver Whitecaps are on a march towards playoffs, and on Saturday, they gained good ground, while Orlando City took two big steps back.

Behind a goal from Brek Shea and an own goal early on, the Whitecaps edged Orlando City, 2-1, at Orlando City Stadium.

Orlando City, Crew tie in showdown of East playoff hopefuls

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The Orlando City fans could sense the second loud roar of the night coming, especially with the circumstances in front of their club. However, it wasn't meant to be as the Lions tied the Columbus Crew 1-1 on Saturday.

Jason Kreis' men were energized by the entrance of Dom Dwyer, which led to a Giles Barnes equalizer, but they failed to score a second on a night in which they needed three points.

Red Bulls come from behind to beat Orlando City

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The New York Red Bulls logged their third consecutive win at home, this time in a 3-1 come from behind victory over Orlando City at Red Bull Arena on Saturday.

The match winner came courtesy of the club's all-time leading goalscorer, Bradley Wright-Phillips, who scored his fifth goal in four games.

Anthony Jackson-Hamel scores late for Impact in comeback win over Orlando

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Rain or shine, the Montreal Impact relied on their usual late goal-scorer to get what they need.

Anthony Jackson-Hamel was subbed in at the 79th minute and five minutes later scored the game-winning goal, leading the Impact to a 2-1 win over Orlando City on Saturday night in Montreal.

Hector Villalba's late equalizer salvages point at home for Atlanta United

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Hector Villalba has had a flair for the dramatic in the last two weeks, and in the process, he's endeared himself in the hearts of Atlanta United fans.

A week after scoring the game-winning goal in Orlando, Villalba slotted home a stoppage-time equalizer to earn a 1-1 draw between Atlanta United and Orlando City at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday.

After stunning Orlando welcome, Dom Dwyer eager to repay club's faith

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Even Dom Dwyer was stunned as he stepped off the plane to officially announce himself as an Orlando City player. He expected a few people, maybe 20 or 30, there to greet him and welcome him back to a club that helped usher in his rise. Instead, he was greeted by hundreds.

In that moment, Dwyer knew the universe had found a way to work itself out.

Peter Vermes, Sporting KC look to short and long-term flexibility following Dom Dwyer trade

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Sporting KC shocked the MLS landscape on Tuesday afternoon. In the midst of a campaign that has seen the team contend from the offset, the club stunned the league by trading Dom Dwyer, a player long identified as the club's best forward and attacking heartbeat, for a record haul.

Kreis lashes out at refs after Orlando City loss

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Following his team's loss on Wednesday night, Orlando City head coach Jason Kreis couldn't hold his tongue any longer.

After the final whistle blew in the Lions' 3-1 loss to Toronto FC, Kreis had simply had enough and lashed out against the referees of not only this match, but multiple matches this season at home, during the team's press conference.

Giovinco scores twice as TFC collects road victory against Orlando City

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Toronto FC's Designated Players took center stage on Wednesday night.

Behind the team's star forwards, TFC recorded a 3-1 at the expense of Orlando City on Wednesday at Orlando City Stadium.The away side opened the scoring in the 18th minute, with Jozy Altidore scoring his eighth goal of the season.

Larin cleared for team activities

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Orlando City needed some good news after it was trounced by the Chicago Fire on Saturday night, and the club got it on Tuesday morning.

Forward Cyle Larin has been cleared to participate in team activities following an assessment by the league's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health program.

Accam hat trick powers Fire past Orlando City

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It was David Accam's match. Everyone else was just along for the ride.

The Ghanaian winger easily had the best game of his MLS career by netting his first ever hat trick to go along with an assist. He was involved in all four Chicago Fire goals as they cruised past a tired Orlando City team 4-0 in front of a sellout crowd at Toyota Park.

Orlando City strikes at the death to earn road draw with Sounders

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SEATTLE Sometimes all it takes is a touch of class.

Orlando City was trailing 1-0, had been outplayed all night, and has struggled to find any kind of road result all season. Four minutes of stoppage time had all but evaporated.

But then there is Kaka.

Spector's equalizer saves Orlando City in home draw with Impact

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Rarely does a stoppage-time equalizer against a team you should beat stir up a ton of emotion, but after the week Orlando City had, it's easy to understand the eruption of emotion after Jonathan Spector's 94th-minute goal.

Spector headed home the game-tying goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time to force a 3-3 draw between the Lions and the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.

Larin posts apology following DUI arrest

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Following Thursday's DUI arrest, Cyle Larin took to Twitter to begin his push towards recovery.

Larin apologized via a note on social media on Friday, stating his regret for disappointing fans of both Orlando City and the Canada national team. The apology comes just one day after the arrest, which prompted MLS to requirean assessment by the league's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program.

Reports: Orlando City star Cyle Larin arrested for DUI

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Arrest reports indicate that Orlando City forward Cyle Larin was arrested for DUI early Thursday morning, reports WESH/NBC Orlando.

Larin, who did not participate in Orlando City's U.S. Open Cup loss to Miami FC on Wednesday, was pulled over on Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando after reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road.

Barnes, Larin help Orlando end winless run in victory over D.C.

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The wait was worth it for Orlando City to get back on track at Orlando City Stadium.

After a 40-minute thunderstorm delay, the Lions pounced for two second-half goals, one from Cyle Larin and the other from Giles Barnes to wash away D.C. United 2-0 on Wednesday night and move to 6-1-1 at home.

Vieira responds to 'personal attack' from Kreis

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Following Orlando City's loss to NYCFC, Jason Kreis made his feelings known. He wanted to see more respect from Patrick Vieira, especially in the aftermath of defeat.

On Thursday, Vieira responded to what he believes was a personal attack.

Speaking at NYCFC training on Thursday, Vieira said that he could not sit idly and not respond to Kreis, who he replaced as NYCFC manager before the 2016 season.

Kreis happy to be settled in Orlando City after several whirlwind years

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On Sunday night, New York City FC celebrated their fourth founding day anniversary with a convincing 3-0 win against Orlando City – their first conquest in four tries against the coach who initially guided the nascent franchise.

On December 11, 2013 – a little less than six months after New York City was founded Jason Kreis was selected head coach of the MLS expansion side.

Kreis takes shot at Vieira following Orlando City's loss to NYCFC

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For a variety of reasons, Orlando City and New York City FC have developed into natural rivals after coming into MLS as expansion partners. After Sunday's match, that rivalry saw a bit more fuel added to the fire.

Orlando City head coach Jason Kreis, who managed NYCFC in the club's inaugural season, took exception to several comments from current NYCFC boss Patrick Vieira.

Villa brace helps NYCFC end Orlando City's home unbeaten streak

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A comprehensive performance by New York City FC ended Orlando City's home unbeaten streak.

NYCFC extended their unbeaten streak to four behind a brace from David Villa, beating Orlando City, 3-0. With thewin, NYCFC also jumped Orlando to move into third place in the Eastern Conference.

Wondolowski rescues point for Earthquakes against Orlando

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SAN JOSE Like many games at Avaya Stadium this season, thedying minutes called for a San Jose Earthquakes' game-changing goal.

Chris Wondolowski tallied his fifth goal of the season on Wednesday night as the Earthquakes salvaged a point witha 1-1 draw against Orlando City at Avaya Stadium.

Blessing double earns Sporting KC a draw in Orlando

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Some Orlando City fans were probably disappointed to see suspended Sporting KC striker and one-time Lions loanee standout Dom Dwyer miss Saturday night's clash between Orlando City and SKC. Far more Lions fans left Orlando City Stadium dejected at what Dwyer's replacement was able to do.

Latif Blessing scored both goals, including a 73rd-minute equalizer, to help Sporting KC earn a 2-2 draw.

Toronto FC takes down surging Orlando City on Giovinco brace

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There's little anyone can do to stop Sebastian Giovinco when he's at his best and, on Wednesday, even the often-dominant Orlando City backline fell victim to the Italian star's magic.

Giovinco scored a brace on Wednesday, firing hisfourth and fifth goal of the young season, in an impressive 2-1 win over Orlando City at BMO Field.

Major League Soccer

Kaka to leave Orlando City at the end of the season

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Orlando City midfielder Kaka will not renew his contract with the team at the end of this season.

"As you all know my contract with Orlando City ends this year. My final decision is not to renew," Kaká said at a press conference on Wednesday.

He is not retiring from the game, contrary to rumors that swirled leading up to the press conference.

Report: Orlando City chasing Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer

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Could Dom Dwyer be on the move soon?

According to ESPN, Orlando City is "aggressively pursuing" the Sporting KC forward, whose current deal expires at the end of the year.

Over the last week, @OrlandoCitySC have been aggressively pursuing Dom Dwyer.

MLS Ticker: Robles signs new contract, Perez Garcia to leave Orlando City and more

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The New York Red Bulls reaffirmed their commitment to stability between the posts by signing Luis Robles to a new MLS contract on Wednesday. The 33-year-old stalwart has racked up both team and league records during his tenure with the Red Bulls.

Robles holds the franchise record for shutouts (43), goals-against average (1.

Report: Larin to be left off Canada's final Gold Cup roster

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It looks like Canada will be without its star striker for the Gold Cup group stage.

According to Sportsnet, Cyle Larin will be left off the Canadian Men's National Team's 23-man roster for the Gold Cup.

Larin was arrested and charged with a DUI in Florida, and was subsequently checked into Major League Soccer's Substance Abuse and Behavioral program.

Late goal extends Earthquakes' unbeaten streak at home

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SAN JOSE, Calif.-Splitting points with Orlando City at Avaya Stadium on Wednesday night prolonged the San Jose Earthquakes' bittersweet trend. Th Earthquakes have yet to drop three points in front of their home crowd since week 31 of last season, but thanks to several undesirable come from behind last-minute draws, they haven't always secured maximum points either.

Report: Orlando City open to potential Larin transfer

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Orlando City may be willing to cope without one of its star players if, and only if,the circumstances work out for all involved.

According to a report from, Orlando is open to a potential transfer involving Cyle Larin, but only if the the dealis enticing enough. Larin hasreportedly drawn two formal bids in recent days,although the Canadian is not moving any time soon.

The Rest

Controversial red card for Kaka causes VAR debate

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By the time the fourth official had indicated that there would be four minutes of stoppage time, the crowd at Red Bull Arena had already been entertained. They had already seen four goals, one of which was a curler from distance by Sean Davis, and with the New York Red Bulls up 3-1 on Orlando City, the match seemed to be just about over.

Report: Sporting KC reaches deal to send Dom Dwyer to Orlando City

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One of the most surprising turns of the transfer window appears to be nearing completion.

Sporting Kansas City and U.S. Men's National Team forward Dom Dwyer is being heavily linked with a move to Orlando City, with a deal reportedly nearing completion and involving a massive amount of allocation money.

Orlando City overcomes two red cards for hard-earned draw with Fire

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Orlando City could have easily folded after seeing not one, but two players issued red cards in Sunday's home clash with the Chicago Fire. Stopping a Fire team on a four-match winning streak was going to be hard enough, doing so down players due to some questionable ejections seemed downright impossible.