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2525.78 - In for the long haul

Orlando City is heading to the west coast this weekend for the second time in as many weeks, schlepping all the way to Portland, Oregon to take on the Timbers. Providence Park, the Timbers’ home field, is 2,525.78 miles in a straight line from Exploria Stadium, the third-longest trek Orlando can take in the league and the Lions’ longest trip since their last visit to Portland on July 18, 2019. Last week’s game against the LA Galaxy involved a 2,198.34-mile straight line voyage.

5 - Magnificent Mason

Orlando City goalkeeper Pedro Gallese, fresh off setting the Club’s all-time clean sheet record, will miss this weekend’s game in Portland while on international duty with Peru, with Mason Stajduhar expected to step in. Stajduhar started five regular-season games last season and did not lose any of them, going 3-0-2 while Gallese was recovering from an injury. Stajduhar wrapped up his
run with his first career clean sheet against Chicago Fire FC on August 21.

8249 - The Viking stands alone

Robin Jansson has been a constant for Orlando City’s defense since signing with the Club in March 2019, and his longevity and consistency are about to put him in the Lions’ record books. If he starts Sunday’s match, Jansson will pass Joe Bendik (8,248) in the eighth minute for Orlando City’s all-time minutes played record in all competitions at 8,249. Jansson has appeared in 93 games in his Orlando City career.

13 - Not just the other Chará

Portland’s Yimmi Chará, Timbers legend Diego Chará’s younger brother, got off to a sensational start to the 2022 season with bicycle kick goals in each of Portland’s first two matches. But beyond the highlight reel, Chará the Younger has been one of the most dangerous attackers in MLS this season, ranking fifth in the league with 13 chances created. His nine open-play chances created are tied for second-most in MLS.