Orlando City

5 things to watch when Orlando City head to CF Montréal


Orlando City (2-3-2, 8 points) at CF Montréal (3-3-1, 10 points)

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Stade Saputo, Montreal, Quebec

TV: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV (subscription required)

Radio: Real Radio 104.1 FM, (English), Mega 97.1 (Spanish)

Here are five storylines to watch on Saturday, when Orlando City SC travel to face off against CF Montréal:

Comeback City

Orlando City SC picked up its first win on the road in MLS regular season action this past weekend, coming back from two separate deficits to get the win over D.C. United at Audi Field. The Lions scored twice in the final 10 minutes, marking the first time that City has won a game after trailing in the 75th minute since last September’s 4-3 comeback win over the Columbus Crew at INTER&Co Stadium.

King Brekalo

Among those two goals scored in the final 10 minutes was defender David Brekalo’s first goal for Orlando City since joining the Lions ahead of the 2024 campaign. Brekalo scored the tying goal in the 82nd minute off a corner kick from midfielder Nico Lodeiro, outjumping D.C. United forward Christian Benteke and heading it back into the net. The tally marked the 20th goal that the Slovenian center back has scored in his club career.

No. 13 Going For No. 20

2023 MLS SuperDraft selection Duncan McGuire will be looking to take sole possession of eighth on Orlando City all-time scoring chart, after tying former Lions Daryl Dike and Benji Michel with his game-winning goal this past weekend against D.C. United. McGuire’s next goal will be his 20th all-time for City across all competitions. The forward would also take sole possession of third amongst players selected in the MLS SuperDraft by the Lions, trailing Chris Mueller (22) and Cyle Larin (44).

Giving Good Supply

The Lions were connected in their distribution to create goals last time out, recording assists on all three goals that Orlando City scored against D.C. United, including a secondary assist on the game-winner scored by Duncan McGuire. Forward Iván Angulo assisted Dagur Dan Thórhallsson’s 28th-minute header and picked up the secondary on McGuire’s game-winner, his 13th and 14th all-time for the Club respectively, while midfielder Nico Lodeiro took the corner that David Brekalo scored on and sent the final ball into McGuire for his second and third helpers in a City kit.

Old Faces in New Places

Orlando City will get to face off against a former teammate on Saturday night when the Club takes on CF Montréal with defender Ruan being traded to the Canadian side this past offseason. During his time in Orlando, Ruan played over 100 matches for the Lions and has so far started every match for Montréal in 2024 and provided two assists on the campaign.

Milestone Tracker:

- Facundo Torres is one goal away from tying Nani (31) for second all-time in Orlando City history

- Duncan McGuire’s next goal will be his 20th for Orlando City, taking him past former Lions Daryl Dike and Benji Michel for sole possession of eighth all-time in Club history

- Pedro Gallese’s next win will be his 50th in MLS regular-season action and his 60th overall