Orlando City B (12-10-5, 42 points) at Chicago Fire II (7-16-4, 27 points)
When: Sunday, September 24th, 2 p.m.
Where: Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Fla.
TV: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV (Subscription Required)
In the Lions’ most recent match, they picked up two points which was good enough to clinch their spot in the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs. It is the first time in Orlando City B’s history that they have made the MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs. Who, when and where they are playing is still to be determined. The Lions enter the final matchday sitting in fifth place in the standings with 43 points, five points clear of the playoff line.
Give Him the Boot
Entering the final matchday of the regular season, forward Jack Lynn is currently tied with NYCFC II’s Matt Myers in the Golden Boot race with 18 goals scored this season. Across the last two seasons, Lynn has scored 33 goals which is the most all-time in MLS Next Pro history. The forward has appeared in 25 games this season, starting in 18 of those matches.
Flow Like a RIVERa
Wilfredo Rivera found the back of the net for the Lions' lone goal in their most recent 1-1 draw with Chicago Fire FC II. Rivera scored off a diving header in the second half of the match, leveling the score at 1. The goal served as his third goal of the season making him one of eight Lions to score at least three goals this season.
Nothing is Free
Goalkeeper Javier Otero continued his dominance in facing penalty kicks, saving two of Chicago Fire II’s penalties in the end-of-regulation shootout helping the Lions earn the extra point and clinch a playoff berth. In regulation play this season, Otero has faced 10 penalty kicks and has only conceded four of them