Orlando City

MLS- Orlando City

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.

Redding stepping into bigger role with Orlando City as U-20 World Cup looms

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All Tommy Redding could do was smile and laugh. There he was, seated at his locker deep in the bowels of Yankee Stadium. He was just moments removed from another standout performance, another win anchored by the Orlando City defense.

Suddenly, from the neighboring locker, Giles Barnes butted in, and he had a point to make.

In return to Yankee Stadium, Kreis 'couldn't be happier' with Orlando City performance

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NEW YORK —Jason Kreis sat in a familiar spot on the podium on Sunday afternoon. He fielded questions from the New York media following a statement win at Yankee Stadium, sitting in front of an NYCFC logo felt likehis own just over a year-and-a-half ago.

Larin brace leads Orlando City to road win over NYCFC

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Cyle Larin continuously brings his best when he faces off with New York City FC. The Canadian star has made a habit of torturing Orlando City's expansion partner, and he did so yet again on Sunday afternoon en route to a statement road win.

The Canadian international scored yet another brace against NYCFC, leading the Lions to a 2-1 road win at Yankee Stadium.

Special bond unites USMNT's Howard with childhood coach Mulqueen

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When Tim Howard was named to the U.S. Men's National Team roster for the impending World Cup qualifiers, he placed a phone call to the man who convinced Howard at the age of 11 that he had extraordinary potential as a goalkeeper Tim Mulqueen.

While Howard may have surprised some observers, including USMNT head coach Bruce Arena, Mulqueen never doubted that his 38-year-old pupil would be physically fortified following a long term injury.

David Villa

Villa scores twice as NYCFC shuts out Orlando City

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Orlando (AFP) – Reigning MLS MVP David Villa scored twice as New York City FC posted a 3-0 victory over Orlando City, which suffered its first loss at home this season.

The former Barcelona striker opened the scoring on a first-half penalty kick, set up when Orlando’s Kaka was called for a handball.

Villa scores twice as NYCFC shuts out Orlando City

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Orlando (AFP) – Reigning MLS MVP David Villa scored twice as New York City FC posted a 3-0 victory over Orlando City, which suffered its first loss at home this season.

The former Barcelona striker opened the scoring on a first-half penalty kick, set up when Orlando’s Kaka was called for a handball.

Major League Soccer

Playing the transfer game in MLS

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2017) US Soccer Players - The international transfer market is, ostensibly, a an exercise in economics. Buying a player means exchanging capital for talent you believe will help your team win more games. Selling a player brings about the opposite result. You may lose someone who could help you on the field, but the financial return strengthens the club.

SBI Question of the Day: Which MLS newcomer is off to the best start?

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We are more than a quarter of the way through the 2017 MLS season. As always, there are some surprise teams and standout players, many of whom are new to the league this year.

Atlanta United and Minnesota United have provided the league with some extra attacking quality.

No Cubo, no problem as Torres-less Dynamo trounce Orlando City

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When Erick 'Cubo' Torres was ruled out of the Houston Dynamo's match against Orlando City on Saturday, the initial thought was that the Dynamo might struggle without the leading goal scorer in MLS.

Nothing could have been further from the truth, as the Dynamo rode two goals from Torres' replacement, Mauro Manotas, along with sterling performances from Honduran wing forwards Romell Quioto and Alberth Elis to roll to a 4-0 victory on Saturday.

MLS Midweek Preview: Orlando City faces TFC, Sporting KC hosts Red Bulls

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The top two teams in the Eastern Conference will look to create some separation at the top of the standings during a rare midweek slate in Major League Soccer.

Orlando City tops the East after two months of play, but the Lions face their toughest test yet with a trip to BMO Field to take on MLS Cup runner-up Toronto FC.

Rivas, Kaka score as Orlando City dominates Rapids

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There's nothing stopping Orlando City in their new homethis season, and the return of the club's captain certainly provided an even bigger boost on Saturday afternoon.

The Lions extendedtheir lead at the top of the Eastern Conference with their fifth win at Orlando City Stadium, a 2-0 triumph over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

News roundup: Hot messes, hot ‘Lando, takeaways, power rankings, more

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More moribund post-game analyses, league lessons and takeaways, Yallop takes off like a Phoenix, and the US goalkeeper pool shows its age.

New-look Orlando City defense leading the way to early season success

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NEW YORK On paper, it doesn't make sense for Orlando City's defense to be this good this soon.

The unit features two new faces, players learning the quirks and oddities of MLS on the fly. It features an expansion draft selection and subsequent piece of trade bait, a player adjusting to a new club and a new system under what still feels like a new coach and a 20-year-old centerback, one still finding his place on the professional level after spending preseason away from his new teammates.

Crystal Palace-Leicester viewing number beats Orlando-LA Galaxy MLS game on FOX

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The viewing number for MLS’ first over-the-air broadcast on English-language television in 2017 is in, and the news isn’t good.

In previous years, whenever Premier League TV ratings in the United States have beaten MLS viewing numbers for games played during the same weekend, MLS apologists have insisted it was due to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal or another big Premier League club being featured.

Crystal Palace-Leicester viewing number beats Orlando-LA Galaxy MLS game on FOX

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The viewing number for MLS’ first over-the-air broadcast on English-language television in 2017 is in, and the news isn’t good.

In previous years, whenever Premier League TV ratings in the United States have beaten MLS viewing numbers for games played during the same weekend, MLS apologists have insisted it was due to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal or another big Premier League club being featured.

Larin’s stoppage-time goal lifts Orlando in MLS

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Miami (AFP) – Cyle Larin scored the game-winner in the first minute of injury time on Saturday as Orlando City stayed perfect in their new stadium with 2-1 Major League Soccer win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Canadian international Larin was able to maneuver into position on a corner and volley an off-balance effort into the top of the net.

Larin plays hero as Orlando City wins late against Galaxy

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Orlando City claimed their fourth-straight win since opening their new stadium, but the Lions certainly needed every last second to secure victory on Saturday afternoon.

In a thrilling match at Orlando City Stadium, host Lions received a 92nd-minute winner from Cyle Larin to defeat the LA Galaxy 2-1 on Saturday.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6

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Another week of MLS is in the books as several teams got their attacks on track in statement victories.

The Sporting KC attack overwhelmed the Colorado Rapids en route to a 3-1 win. (READ)

Orlando City locked up another shutout in a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 6 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 6 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Changed Calculus For Orlando

Orlando City was plenty entertaining during their first two years in MLS, but their inability to do two things – play defense and win home games – meant that they were never a legitimate contender.

Curtin presser, MLS franchise news; Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/6/17

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Whole lot of links today.

Philadelphia Union News

FROM THE FILM ROOM: Breaking down Union vs. D.C. United
Another week on the road, and another performance where self-inflicted wounds dug ourselves into a hole.

Takeaways from Jim Curtin's Press Conference
Thoughts from today's press conference with Coach Curtin.

MLS Ticker: Orlando City closes in on Gil, Jones attracting interest and more

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Orlando City may have lost a few players to injury, but it could be nearing a deal to bolster its midfield.

According to ESPN, Orlando is close to signing midfielder Luis Gil from Queretaro on a loan deal. The Lions will also reportedly send $50,000 in targeted allocation money to Real Salt Lake for Gil's rights and RSL could reportedly receive another $50,000 in TAM if the 23-year-old midfielder is signed permanently.

MLS Ticker: Aja injury update, Red Bulls loan Abang, and more

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Injuries were a common theme last weekend in MLS, and Orlando City is the latest team to suffer.

According to Alicia DelGallo of the Orlando Sentinel, defender Jose Aja will miss two to four weeks with a hamstring injury, which he picked up against the Columbus Crew last Saturday.

Meram's brace sparks Columbus to victory against Orlando

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The Columbus Crew made it three consecutiveleague victories after a 2-0 win at Mapfre Stadiumover visiting Orlando City on Saturday.

Justin Meram did the majority of the damage for Gregg Berhalter's men in front of the home support in Columbus. The two-goal performance from the midfielder was his first multiple-goal showing since September 7, 2014.

Parramore: An outsider’s view of the Orlando City stadium experience

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PSP's Chris Gibbons writes about his remarkable fan experience in Orlando last weekend and reflects on what it says about Philadelphia Union in Chester.

Best of MLS Week 3: Larin, Timbers and more

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We're down to five undefeated teams in Major League Soccer after Week 3.

The Portland Timbersleads the pack after picking up the club'sthird win of the season on Saturday over previously-perfect Houston Dynamo. FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City picked up wins at home to also remain without a loss out West.

Two strikes from Larin push Orlando City past Union

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Two home games, two wins at Orlando City Stadium.

Orlando City used a pair of tallies from Cyle Larin, and last-minute heroics from Joe Bendik, to earna 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

Larin's goals in the 39th and 73rd minutes sandwiched C.J. Sapong's 52nd-minute equalizer.

Philadelphia Union

News roundup: Union lose in Orlando, Wood out for USMNT matches, and more

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Union fall in Orlando, Wood out for USMNT, Gold Cup to expand to 16 teams?, and the rest of the day's news.

Contracting Larin-gitis: Orlando City 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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Despite being overmatched and outplayed on the road, the Philadelphia Union nearly stole a road point from Orlando City.

This is not what the Philadelphia Union had hoped for when they made the trip to Orlando this weekend. Their first win of the season would have been euphoric, and a road draw against an as yet undefeated team would have been satisfying.

Orlando City 2, Philadelphia Union 1: Instant recap and player ratings survey

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The Union dropped their first game of the season on Saturday night.

The Philadelphia Union suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday night, falling to Orlando City SC, 2-1.

The away side nearly escaped a first half that saw OCSC control every facet of the game, but Cyle Larin finally managed to translate his team's dominance to the scoreboard.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-2 Orlando City SC

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Cyle Larin proved the difference in the Union's first loss of the season, a 2-1 defeat in Orlando.

Halftime report: Orlando City 1, Philadelphia Union 0

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Not the Union's best half.

In a very physical match, the Philadelphia Union are down a goal to Orlando City SC at the half.

The Union started out pretty well with a couple of good runs forward, however it was Andre Blake's sliding saves that set the tone early. The first was in the box in the eighth minute, and the second was at eleven minutes outside of his box where a sliding tackle upended Jose Rivas.

The Rest

Match preview: Bethlehem Steel FC vs. Orlando City B

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Bethlehem look to bounce back at home against Orlando City B

Match: Bethlehem Steel FC vs. Orlando City B

Date: Sunday, April 23rd

Time: 4:00 pm

Refs: Referee: Henrik Karlsson AR1: Victor Vazquez AR2: Joshua Encarnacion 4TH: Amber O'Connor

Stream:

Steel all time vs OCB(W-L-T): 0-1-1

How Orlando will look: Orlando City B have played as many games in the tri-state area as they have in Orlando this year.

Galaxy may be forced to use third-string goalkeeper vs. Sounders

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Clement Diop injured hip last week and Brian Rowe hasn't played since suffering a shoulder injury in opening week.

There's at least a chance the Seattle Sounders will face the LA Galaxy's third-stringer in goal on Sunday as both Clement Diop and Brian Rowe are recovering from injuries.

Diop suffered a hip injury in Saturday's loss to Orlando City, and although he was able to play all 90 minutes his prognosis is not very good for this week.

Know Thy Enemy: Revs-FC Dallas Preview with Big D Soccer

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After shoveling snow last week, New England is ready for their second MLS game of the year.

Hey! There's a soccer game this week!

The New England Revolution will play just their second MLS match of 2017 after a postponing their home opener against Orlando City last week. The Revs travel to FC Dallas to take on the defending US Open Cup and Supporter's Shield champions.