5 reasons Orlando City SC fans want to forget the #ORLvFTL game



It happened and now we must deal with it. Everybody connected with Orlando City SC will feel extremely flat today after Fort Lauderdale Strikers eliminated the Lions from the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last night.

Going down 1-2 after extra-time, our Florida rivals’ winning goal came in the 120th minute courtesy of Brazilian midfielder PC. It was a knockout blow in every sense. Continue reading

STATS PREVIEW: Orlando City SC vs Fort Lauderdale Strikers – 29.06.2016



There is a break from regular season MLS play this Wednesday as Orlando City SC embark on a Round of Last 16 tie against Florida rivals Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Earning only their second clean sheet of 2016 when eliminating Jacksonville Armada 0-1 in the fourth round earlier this June, a quarter-final game against either Chicago Fire or Columbus Crew lies in wait for the winner of this one. Continue reading

PLAYER RATINGS: Orlando City SC vs Toronto FC – 25.06.2016


A victory at last! Even now I don’t quite know how we managed to pull it off but a 100th minute spot kick successfully converted by Kaká ensured that Orlando City SC bagged their fourth win of 2016 on Saturday.

Overcoming and leapfrogging Toronto FC in the MLS Eastern Conference standings courtesy of the dramatic, last gasp 3-2 victory, it looked as if the Lions were frustratingly going to end up tying their FOURTH 2-2 draw in a row. Continue reading

STATS PREVIEW: Orlando City SC vs Toronto FC – 25.06.2016



Agonisingly conceding in the final play of the game to tie 2-2 with San Jose Earthquakes last time out, Orlando City SC remain at Camping World Stadium to face Toronto FC on Saturday evening.

Greg Vanney’s side are currently fifth in a tight Eastern Conference with last weekend’s slender 1-0 victory over LA Galaxy getting TFC back on track after a four-game winless streak. Continue reading

PLAYER RATINGS: Orlando City SC vs San Jose Earthquakes – 18.06.2016

Orlando City SC racked up their third successive 2-2 draw against San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday evening at Camping World Stadium in a fixture that meant far more than the result alone.

The Lions’ first MLS fixture since the tragic Orlando shooting back on June 12th, the event was an incredibly moving spectacle that saw referee Robert Sibiga temporarily halt the game on 49 minutes to pay tribute to the 49 victims. Continue reading

STATS PREVIEW: Orlando City SC vs San Jose Earthquakes – 18.06.2016



Having played against Jacksonville Armada in the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in midweek, Orlando City SC are experiencing only their second double gameweek of the season so far.

Going up against Western Conference outfit San Jose Earthquakes at Camping World Stadium on Saturday evening, Dominic Kinnear’s side are travelling to Central Florida for the very first time. Continue reading

PLAYER RATINGS: Jacksonville Armada vs Orlando City SC – 15.06.2016



Following a truly tragic week for the city of Orlando, at least Orlando City SC managed to provide a positive escape for at least 90 minutes with a 0-1 win last night.

Defeating Florida rivals Jacksonville Armada of NASL in the fourth round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Southern Oak Stadium, David Mateos struck the solitary goal in the second-half. Continue reading

What Saturday’s MLS fixture means to Orlando City SC fans



Saturday sees the return of our beloved Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer action, facing a San Jose Earthquakes team who have endured a patchy season so far with only two victories from their last eight fixtures.

Considering the Lions haven’t lost at Camping World Stadium since last July against New York Red Bulls, a positive result represents a daunting task for Dominic Kinnear’s Quakes. Continue reading

STATS PREVIEW: Jacksonville Armada vs Orlando City SC – 15.06.2016



There’s something different for Orlando City SC supporters to look forward to this midweek as Adrian Heath‘s side plot a revenge mission away at Jacksonville Armada in the fourth round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup.

While football pales into insignificance given the tragic Orlando shooting that has rocked The City Beautiful this past week, there’s of course extra incentive for Orlando City SC to achieve progression on Wednesday evening. Continue reading