Orlando City

Match report: Orlando City SC falls on the road to New York Red Bulls


HARRISON, N.J. (June 1, 2024) – Orlando City SC (4-7-5, 17 points) was shutout on the road, 1-0, against the New York Red Bulls (8-3-5, 29 points) on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

The Lions will have a two-week break from match play for the FIFA international window. The Lions will next return to league action on Saturday, June 15, at INTER&Co Stadium against LAFC, with kick-off on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

Scoring Summary:

38’ John Tolkin – RBNY 1, ORL 0
The hosts took the lead just before halftime after a free kick was conceded a few yards outside the Lions’ 18-yard box. Both Emil Forsberg and John Tolkin stood over the ball for the Red Bulls, with the latter firing a shot to Pedro Gallese’s left and into the net.

Head Coach Oscar Pareja:

“A hard night for our team offensively. I thought we did a lot of things that we planned towards the game where we had control in our operations and our sequences and where we wanted. Our last third is not being effective, so we paid the price with things, and they scored on something that we don’t do. That is a disappointment as well. We will continue and try to polish things off and reorganize. We will take this [upcoming international] break as a way to reshape the group and see how we can bounce back.”

Match Notes

  • Forward Duncan McGuire returned to action for the first time since Orlando City’s 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, missing two matches due to injury.
  • Head Coach Oscar Pareja made three changes to his starting lineup from his side’s last match against Chicago Fire FC, with Duncan McGuire, Rafael Santos and Rodrigo Schlegel returning to the Starting XI.