PLAYER RATINGS: Orlando City SC vs New England Revolution – 31.07.2016

It feels fantastic to be an Orlando City SC supporter again after the Lions grabbed their first victory in six games when defeating New England Revolution 3-1 at Camping World Stadium on Sunday night.

A debut victory for new head coach Jason Kreis of course, Orlando City SC gained vital Eastern Conference ground on Revs while tying level with Jay Heaps’ side on 26 points with the Lions boasting a game in hand. Continue reading

PLAYER RATINGS: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Orlando City SC – 16.07.2016

Orlando City SC ceased their scoreless run of three games with an encouraging 2-2 draw over 3,000 miles away from home at Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.

Coming as a huge relief to Lions supporters in the midst of a difficult period for the club following Adrian Heath’s exit, Bobby Murphy‘s side rallied well in a game they might have even won through David Mateos late on. Continue reading

PLAYER RATINGS: Orlando City SC vs Houston Dynamo – 08.07.2016

Following Adrian Heath’s shock sacking from Orlando City SC in midweek, the first game of post-Inchy era ended up in stalemate as the Lions and Houston Dynamo tied 0-0.

An extremely dull encounter with both sides struggling to produce any real quality, plenty of Lions supporters voiced their frustrations at the full-time whistle with Antonio Nocerino involved in an altercation with fans. 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

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

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