KISSIMMEE, Fla. (Aug. 9, 2023) – Orlando City B (10-9-3, 34 points) suffered a loss against New England Revolution II (11-5-6, 43 points) on Wednesday, August 9, at Osceola County Stadium following a tense match that resulted in a 5-4 final scoreline on the night.
The Lions conceded after an intense duel against the New England based club. The evening was filled with goals after Orlando City defender Rodrigo Schlegel was the first Lion to score, tallying his first goal of with the MLS NEXT Pro side. That lead didn’t last long as the visitors found the back of the net twice to take over. Jhon Solís leveled things with his first goal of the season in the last minute of the first half.
In the late minutes of the second half, Favian Loyola netted his second goal of the campaign, giving the Lions an extra push and getting them right back into things. Orlando City midfielder Felipe Martins tallied his first assist on Nabi Kibunguchy’s fourth goal of the year, inching the Lions closer to tying things up but ultimately falling just shy at the end.
The Lions will return to action on Sunday, August 13 traveling to take on New York City FC II at Benson Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.
13’ Rodrigo Schlegel (Imanol Almaguer) – ORL 1, NE 0
The Lions opened the scoring after Imanol Almaguer launched the ball from outside the box towards Orlando City defender Rodrigo Schlegel. Schlegel was in the perfect spot to put the finishing touch on the ball with a header to the near post for the goal.
15’ Peyton Miller (Jake Rozhansky) – ORL 1, NE 1
The visitors leveled the score just two minutes later with Jake Rozhansky driving down the Revolution’s right flank before firing a cross to Peyton Miller who put it past Orlando City goalkeeper Mason Stajduhar.
35’ Abdi Salim (Own Goal) – NE 2, ORL 1
New England Revolution II took the lead off of an own goal by OCB’s Abdi Salim, attempting to clear a ball played across the face of goal by the Revs’ Peyton Miller.
44’ Jhon Solís – ORL 2, NE 2
The host’s tied up the match with Alex Freeman’s cross bouncing off the left post and Jhon Solís knocking the ball into the back of the net.
45+2’ Jack Panayotou – NE 3, ORL 2
The Revs took the lead just before the halftime break when goalkeeper Mason Stajduhar parried the visitors’ first shot on goal in a one-one scenario. Jack Panayotou ran on to the deflection at the far post, putting the ball into the back of the net.
49’ Jordan Adebayo-Smith (Joshua Bolma) – NE 4, ORL 2
New England extended its lead with Joshua Bolma sending the ball over the top of City’s goalkeeper and Jordan Adebayo-Smith coming in for the finish in a wide-open net.
53’ Joshua Bolma (Penalty Kick) – NE 5, ORL 2
The Revs added another to their lead in the 53rd minute following a foul conceded just inside the OCB penalty area. Joshus Bolma stepped up after turning provider on the previous goal to take the spot kick. Bolma took a stutter step and fired it low into the right-hand corner for their fifth of the night.
68’ Favian Loyola (Wilfredo Rivera) – NE 5, ORL 3
The Lions added a third to their score after Favian Loyola sent the ball into the left side of the net with a header from a Wilfredo Rivera cross. Loyola immediately made an impact after subbing on and scoring in the same minute of the match.
74’ Nabi Kibunguchy (Felipe Martins) – NE 5, ORL 4
The Lions drew one goal closer with a fourth tally to their score after a corner from Felipe Martins fell directly to Nabi Kibunguchy’s feet and then pushed the ball into the net past the Rev’s goalkeeper Jacob Jackson.
- With the start, Orlando City defender Rodrigo Schlegel and midfielder Felipe Martins made their first appearances for Orlando City B in 2023. Felipe also earned his first assist of OCB in 2023, providing the helper on Nabi Kibunguchy’s 74th-minute tally, while Schlegel opened the scoring for the Lions on the night.
- Favian Loyola scored his second goal of the 2023 season.
- Nabi Kibunguchy scored his fourth goal of 2023 and his second in as many matches, tying him with Alex Freeman and Juninho for the team’s second-most goals.
- Midfielder Jhon Solís scored his first goal as a lion, continuing his streak of starting every match for Orlando City B so far this season.
- The Lions were reduced to 10 men for more than half the match after Jhon Solís was shown a red card in first-half stoppage time.
- Goalkeeper Mason Stajduhar made his third appearance between the sticks for OCB this season.
- Head Coach Martín Perelman made five changes to his starting lineup from his side’s last match against Inter Miami CF II, with Mason Stajduhar, Alex Freeman, Rodrigo Schlegel, Felipe Martins and Cristian Medina all getting the start on the night.