Orlando City B (5-3-2, 18 points) at Inter Miami CF II (5-2-3, 20 points)
When: Monday, 7 p.m.
Where: Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Fla.
Lynn Leading the Way
Orlando City B forward Jack Lynn found the back of the net for the side for the third time in the Lions’ last two matches, scoring the eventual game-winner against intrastate rivals Inter Miami CF II on Thursday night. Lynn now leads the Lions in goals scored this campaign, having found the back of the net five times in 2023, with 20 finishes in total in his MLS NEXT Pro career.
An Alex Assist
Defender Alex Freeman got involved in the attack on Thursday night, sending the ball across the face of goal for the eventual Lynn game-winner. The helper served as the first for the Orlando City Homegrown defender this year and his fourth in MLS NEXT Pro, having found the back of the net three times this campaign to add to his contributions.
Keep it Clean
Orlando City B goalkeeper Javier Otero recorded his second clean sheet of 2023 and his sixth in MLS NEXT Pro on Thursday night in Fort Lauderdale, posting one-shy of his single-game season high with five stops on the night. His last and final stop came in the last minute of play, sending a strike from the Herons over the bar to keep the home side off the board. Each of Otero’s clean sheets this campaign have come against the side’s intrastate rivals, with OCB posting a 2-0 shutout victory at home on April 9 against Inter Miami II.
Protecting the Fortress
The Lions will look to maintain their unbeaten record at home on Monday night, sitting with a 3-0-2 record at Osceola County Stadium this campaign. Orlando City B has taken victories from Huntsville City, Inter Miami II and Toronto FC II in Kissimmee thus far, while battling to draws with NYCFC II and Atlanta United 2 at home in 2023, holding a +5 goal differential through the five contests.