Orlando City B

Orlando City B's league-best win streak rolls on with shutout of rival Inter Miami CF II


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Orlando City B (3-0-0, 9 points) took a 2-0 shutout victory over intrastate rivals Inter Miami CF II (1-2-0, 3 points) on Sunday evening at Osceola County Stadium.

The match saw the Lions get off to an early lead once again, finding the back of the net inside the first five minutes of play for the third time in as many contests to start the season. This time, it was Jack Lynn getting on the end of a cross from Favian Loyola to open the scoring for the Lions.

Just before the break, Loyola would be the one to strike for the home side, taking a ball into the area past a trio of Inter Miami defenders to double the advantage. On the other side of halftime, City netminder Javier Otero would deny Miami’s Edison Azcona from the penalty spot to preserve the two-goal lead for the home side. Otero would go on to deny Azcona once more in stoppage time with a point-blank stop off a Miami corner to keep the clean sheet.

Scoring summary

4’ Jack Lynn (Favian Loyola) - ORL 1, MIA 0 
The Lions opened the scoring inside of five minutes for the third time in as many matches this season, with Favian Loyola taking it down the right flank before whipping in a cross and finding the head of Jack Lynn for the finish.

40’ Favian Loyola (Juninho) - ORL 2, MIA 0 
City doubled its advantage with Juninho receiving the ball near midfield, beating his man before sliding a ball through for Favian Loyola. The City Homegrown then drove into the area, running past a trio of Inter Miami defenders on the way to slotting his shot past CJ dos Santos for his first goal of the year.

Match notes 

  • Jack Lynn scored his second goal of the season for the Lions with his finish in the fourth minute. 
  • Favian Loyola scored his first goal of the season while also notching his first assist of 2023 on Sunday.
  • Javier Otero notched his first clean sheet of the season on Sunday, posting two saves to keep the Herons off the board. 
  • Juninho tallied his first goal contribution as a Lion with the assist on Loyola’s first half finish. The Brazilian has captained Orlando City B in all three matches this season.  
  • Head Coach Martín Perelman made one change to his starting lineup from last week’s match against Huntsville, with Loyola recording his first start of the year.

Next match

OCB will look to extend its league-best, three-game win streak to start the 2023 campaign in a week’s time, traveling to face Atlanta United 2 for the inaugural meeting between the two sides in a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff next Sunday.