3 - Streak City
Orlando City won its third MLS game in a row on Sunday night, defeating New York City FC 2-1 on a 96th-minute winner from Tesho Akindele on the game’s final play. The three-game win streak is City’s longest since last June, when Orlando defeated Toronto FC, San Jose Earthquakes and Inter Miami in a seven-day span. The Lions have not won four league games in a row since their Club-record six-game winning run in spring 2018.
20 - Tesho Time
Speaking of Akindele, the veteran forward notched his second game-winner in as many matches on Sunday, following up on his 89th-minute decider against Charlotte FC the previous week. Akindele has now scored 20 goals in his Orlando City career in all competitions, the sixth Lion to reach that mark in the MLS era after Cyle Larin, Nani, Kaká, Dom Dwyer and Chris Mueller.
1,204 - Nice to SEA You Again
Orlando City has not faced the Seattle Sounders since May 15, 2019, meaning 1,204 days will have passed since that last meeting come Wednesday’s match between the two at Exploria Stadium. Coming off a game in Atlanta three days prior, the Lions played a heavily rotated team in that one and nearly pulled out a result, falling 2-1 at the now-named Lumen Field. City has never beaten Seattle in five tries.
8 - Rave Green and Gold
Seattle is one of the most decorated sides in MLS history. The Sounders won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (the trophy Orlando will attempt to win next week) in each of their first three years in the league and added a fourth in 2014. They have two MLS Cups, captured in 2016 and 2019, as well as the 2014 Supporters’ Shield. They capped things off with their eighth major trophy this past spring, becoming the first MLS team to win the CONCACAF Champions League.