Orlando City B (4-2-1, 14 points) at Columbus Crew 2 (4-1-1, 14 points)
When: Sunday, 2 p.m.
Where: Historic Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
TV: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV (subscription required)
Two in Two
Forward Moises Tablante found the back of the net over the weekend for Orlando City B for the second time in as many matches, firing home a shot into the roof of the net from the left edge of the area. Tablante’s two goals on the year is tied for second on the side with four others, with both of his finishes earning MLS NEXT Pro Goal of the Week nominations.
First in Purple
Orlando City B midfielder Jhon Solís tallied his first goal contribution as a Lion over the weekend, earning the assist on the Tablante first half finish. Solís is one of three Lions to have started every match in the 2023 campaign, sitting at third on the side in minutes played with 564, behind only goalkeeper Javier Otero and defender Nabi Kibunguchy.
On the Front Foot
The Lions found the back of the net twice last Friday at Mecklenberg County Sportsplex, the sixth time this season they have scored multiple goals in a single match. The side has tallied 15 goals through seven matches thus far, with seven different Lions finding the back of the net, six of which have tallied multiple finishes.
At the Back
Defender Nabi Kibunguchy made an impact yet again in last Friday’s match, crashing the net to help force an own goal for Orlando City B’s second finish of the night. Kibunguchy has played every minute for the Lions thus far this season, the only member of the side to do so, while also sitting tied for second on the team in goals scored with a pair to his credit.