Orlando City B

What to watch as Orlando City B get set to host New York Red Bulls II


Orlando City B (2-2-3, 10 points) vs New York Red Bulls II (4-1-3, 17 points)

When: Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 p.m. ET

Where: Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, FL

Shak Attack

Orlando City SC midfielder Shak Mohammed found the back of the net for a second time in Orlando City B’s 2024 campaign over the weekend, tying OCB forward Wilfredo Rivera for the team lead. Mohammed’s 38th-minute goal served as his eighth across all competitions for the young Lions. OCB forward Yutaro Tsukada provided the assist on Mohammed’s finish, tallying his third helper of the year and improving his team lead.

Even Footing

Orlando City B faced a quick turnaround this week, returning to Kissimmee from a weekend trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee just a few days ago. The Lions' midweek matchup pits them against New York Red Bulls II who they’ve only played twice in their MLS NEXT Pro tenures. The Lions and Red Bulls II currently hold one win apiece in the MLSNP series, with the home team winning on each occasion to date.

Picking Up the Fouls

Entering this midweek matchup, Orlando City B midfielder Jhon Solís leads all players in MLS NEXT Pro in terms of fouls suffered, being fouled by the opposition 26 times in seven games played and averaging just under four fouls suffered per match. As a team, the Lions currently rank fourth among all MLS NEXT Pro clubs in the same category with 114 fouls suffered, trailing only FC Cincinnati 2 (126), Portland Timbers 2 (123) and Philadelphia Union II (116). Solís has accounted for nearly 23% of the fouls that OCB has suffered this 2024 campaign.

Kicking Off in Kissimmee

The Lions will return to Osceola County Stadium this Wednesday, May 8, for just their second match in Kissimmee of the 2024 MLS NEXT Pro season after the Club’s home opener this year was moved to IMG Academy and Generation adidas Cup in Bradenton, Florida. Orlando City B posted its best home stretch in Club history last season, going seven straight matches undefeated last year at Osceola County Stadium, with five of those seven being wins.