96:47 - Better late than never
Daryl Dike and Orlando City made national headlines for last Saturday’s 97th-minute winner against D.C. United, which followed up a 93rd-minute equalizer against Nashville SC the previous Wednesday. With 96:47 on the clock when the ball crossed the line, the goal was the latest Orlando City had scored in a regular-season match in over five years – you have to go back to Kaká’s 100th-minute penalty kick against Toronto FC on June 25, 2016 to find a later one.
5 - CincinNani
Nani has enjoyed facing this week’s opponent, FC Cincinnati, during his MLS tenure. The Orlando City captain has recorded a goal contribution in all four games between the two sides, scoring in each of the first two contests this season. His searing banger in the 3-0 win on May 1 was named AT&T MLS Goal of the Week:
+7 - Orlando on top
Orlando City has had the upper hand on FC Cincinnati since the latter club joined Major League Soccer in 2019. Across four contests, the Lions hold a +7 goal differential and have yet to lose to the Orange and Blue. The results include a 5-1 win in the inaugural game between the two teams in May 2019 and a 3-0 victory earlier this season at Exploria Stadium.
51.7% - Lonely Lucho
Cincinnati has struggled for goals in 2021, scoring just 29 times in 28 matches, but don’t blame Luciano Acosta. In his first year with the Orange and Blue, the Argentine DP has recorded six goals and nine assists, meaning he’s been involved in 15 of the 29 goals Cincinnati has scored. More than half the time Cincy finds the back of the net (51.7% of the time, to be exact), Acosta has a hand in it.