Orlando City B

Purple Pipeline: Strong weekend sends Orlando City Academy U17s, U15s to top of South division


Here's a look at how Orlando City B and the Orlando City Academy under-15 and under-17 squads fared in match action over the weekend:

MLS NEXT U17: Orlando City 3, Nashville SC 2; Orlando City 3, NYCFC 0

The Lions' under-17 squad secured two big wins over the weekend against Nashville and NYCFC

Majed Abdullah, Juan Quevado, and Zinedine Rodriguez found the back of the net in the first match Saturday, while Owen Drummond, Bernardo Gonçalves and an own goal helped secure the victory in the second match on Sunday.

With the results this weekend, the team now sits atop the South division.

They will look to keep their run of form going against Inter Miami on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Osceola Heritage Park.

MLS NEXT U15: Orlando City 2, Nashville SC 1; Orlando City 2, NYCFC 2

The under-15s secured four points from the weekend after beating Nashville SC and drawing NYCFC on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Gustavo Caraballo scored three times over the two matches, while Clovis Archange scored as well.

Just like the under-17s, the under-15s lead the South division.

They'll be back in action against Inter Miami on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Osceola Heritage Park.

MLS NEXT Pro: Orlando City B 3, Toronto FC II 2

Orlando City B (4-1-1, 14 points) remained unbeaten at Osceola County Stadium on Sunday night, defeating Toronto FC II (0-4-1, 1 point) in a 3-2 victory. The match saw the Lions overcome two separate deficits, ultimately leading to a 91st-minute game-winner from Moises Tablante, good for his first goal of the year.

After the visitors took the lead in the third minute of play, the Lions would respond shortly after halftime off the foot of Alex Freeman, scoring his third goal of the year to take sole possession of the team lead. The Reds would answer just six minutes later, with OCB finding yet another equalizer in the 84th off the head of Abdi Salim via a corner kick from Wilfredo Rivera. All knotted up at 2-2, a strike from Tablante from outside the box sent the visitors home empty-handed and secured the Lions’ third win in four contests at Osceola County Stadium this season.

The Lions are set to welcome Toronto FC II to Osceola County Stadium on Sunday. Kickoff for the match is set for 6 p.m.