Orlando City B at Columbus Crew 2
When: Sunday, October 1, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH
TV: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV (Subscription Required)
Orlando City B’s Jack Lynn, NYCFC II’s MD Myers and Colorado Rapids 2’s Rémi Cabral won the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro Golden Boot following a thrilling Decision Day. Lynn finished the season with 19 goals, surpassing his scoring mark from last season with 15. Through the first two seasons of the League’s existence, Lynn has scored 34 total goals making him the League’s all-time leading scorer.
What Crew is Next?
The Lions will face off against the No. 3 seeded Columbus Crew 2 in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2023 MLS Next Pro Playoffs. The 2023 campaign featured a new expanded playoff format that included a ‘pick-your-opponent' structure in the first two rounds, with the Crew selecting OCB as the team to square off against. The two sides split the season series with the Lions winning 4-1 at home and the Crew winning 4-0 in Columbus.
Orlando City B midfielder Shak Mohammed found the back of the net for the Lions in their previous match on Decision Day, with a strike that ended up being the eventual game-winner. The goal served as his sixth of the season, making him the second-highest goal scorer on the team this season.
Just a Little Help
Wilfredo Rivera and Juninho both recorded an assist in the Lions’ match against FC Cincinnati 2 on Decision Day. For Rivera, it counted as his third helper of the season, as well as his second-consecutive match recording a goal contribution. City’s captain, Juninho, earned his fifth assist of the 2023 campaign, which is the second-most for the entire Club this year.