With only 10 days to go now until Orlando City SC take to the Citrus Bowl turf to face Real Salt Lake in the MLS 2016 season opener, excitement amongst Lions fans is reaching fever pitch!
Having felt like an eternity since a disappointing final game of last season away at Philadelphia Union where City’s play-off qualification hopes were pretty much extinguished before a ball was kicked, that’s all forgotten now.
Adrian Heath‘s men have been presented a good chance to get points on the board early with two consecutive home fixtures against both RSL and then last season’s Eastern Conference whipping boys Chicago Fire in quick succession.
Following that will be the first away day of the season at New York City FC on Friday March 18th where despite falling 5-3 last season, Cyle Larin did manage a hat-trick at Yankee Stadium on that day.
With NYCFC conceding the joint highest number of goals (58) in the Eastern Conference last season, perhaps there will be more goals to be had at our expansion rivals again this term.
But as we close in on the Lions’ second ever campaign in Major League Soccer, what questions remain unanswered as we embark into the final straight of pre-season?