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Purple Pipeline: Six Orlando City Academy players called up to youth national teams

Purple Pipeline Aug7

Here's the latest news for the Orlando City Academy and Orlando City B.

MLS NEXT U15: Six players called up to national teams for Concacaf U15 Championship

Orlando City's youth side is representing well in the Concacaf U15 Championship, taking place in the Dominican Republic over the next few weeks.

U-15 players Ryan Basabe, Xzavier Colon, Matthew Belgedore, and Gian Girald are representing Puerto Rico, Jarell Bonilla is with El Salvador, and Dylan Judelson is suiting up for Canada.

Judelson started both of Canada's two matches so far, winning 4-1 win over the Dominican Republic and 2-0 over Guatemala. Bonilla started in both El Salvador's matches against Jamaica and Mexico, while Basebe, Colon, and Girald all started in Puerto Rico's loss to Costa Rica and draw with Honduras.

Each team has one final group stage match before the knockout rounds begin on Thursday, August 10.

MLS NEXT Pro: Orlando City B draw Inter Miami CF II, host New England Revolution II on August 9

Orlando City B (10-8-3, 34 points) and intrastate rivals Inter Miami CF II (4-13-3, 16 points) played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday night at DRV PNK Stadium. The Lions took a point from the match, ultimately falling in the end-of-regulation shootout that followed.

The hosts took the lead 35 minutes into the match, with Felipe Valencia and Alejandro Flores hitting the Lions on the counter. The Herons went down a man after the break when Israel Boatwright picked up a red card in the 58th minute. The Lions had Miami pinned back for most of the match but couldn’t break through until Nabi Kibunguchy headed home a cross from Imanol Almaguer in the 69th to level things up at 1-1.

City will now turn its attention to a visit from New England Revolution II, set for Wednesday, August 9 in a 6 p.m. ET kickoff at Osceola County Stadium.