10 - Torres-ntial Impact
Orlando City forward Facundo Torres scored his fourth goal of the year on Wednesday night in Colorado, giving him 10 total goal contributions in MLS play this year when added to his six assists. Among newcomers to MLS, only D.C. United’s Taxi Fountas (13) and Toronto FC’s Jesús Jiménez (11) have more goal contributions than Torres, who also has a goal in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play.
2 - Bringing Home the Bacon
When Orlando City goes on the road, it usually brings something back. Wednesday’s draw in Colorado was City’s eighth result in 10 away matches this season. The Lions’ two away losses are tied for the fewest in MLS with Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew.
10 again - Benz-t Out of Shape
The Lions are visiting Atlanta United FC this weekend at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which hasn’t been so hospitable for the hosts lately. Atlanta beat Real Salt Lake at home on Wednesday, but they haven’t won back-to-back home matches since last September, going 0-6-4 in home matches following their last home victory.
0.61 - O Josef, Where Art Thou?
Josef Martínez was a terror in his first three seasons in MLS, racking up 77 goals from 2017-19 and scoring 0.97 goals per 90 minutes, an absolutely torrid rate that ranks among the best runs in league history. Since tearing his ACL in the 2020 season opener, though, Martínez has struggled to get back to his old self, scoring just 17 times in 2,493 minutes for a 0.61 G/90 rate.