8 - Records in sight
Orlando City has a chance to set two records on Wednesday night, both featuring the number 8. A victory over CF Montréal would be Orlando’s eighth regular-season win at Exploria Stadium this season, setting a new record for home wins in a single campaign. The Lions could also claim their eighth clean sheet of the year, which would be a new high for the Club in one season.
7 - Banger City
Orlando City has always had a flair for the dramatic as a cCub, and the 2021 team is no exception. The Lions have scored seven goals from outside the box this season, tied with Sporting Kansas City and Columbus Crew for the most in MLS. Nani alone is responsible for four of those goals.
28 - Club de(fense) Foot
CF Montréal has a new name and a new identity on the field under first-year head coach Wilfried Nancy. Known for a decade as a team that gave up goals generously, Montréal has tightened the ship this year, allowing 28 goals through their first 23 games, easily the fewest goals they’ve allowed to this point in a season in its MLS history. Former Orlando City defender Kamal Miller has been a key piece of Montréal’s defensive resurgence.
-15 - Shield hangover?
Philadelphia Union, Orlando’s opponent this Sunday, has had a good season so far in 2021, make no mistake. The Pennsylvania side is fifth in the East and looks likely to remain in playoff contention through the end of the season. But last year’s Union took home the Supporters’ Shield, racking up 47 points through 23 games. Philly has just 32 points through this year’s first 23 games, including a 2-1 loss in Orlando on July 22.. At their current pace, the Union’s final point total for the 2021 regular season would be...47 points.
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