Orlando City B (10-7-2, 33 points) at New York Red Bulls II (9-6-4, 33 points)
When: Monday, 7 p.m.
Where: MSU Soccer Park, Montclair, NJ
The Golden Boot Leader
Orlando City forward Jack Lynn recorded a brace in the Lions’ last outing against Chicago Fire II, his third multi-goal performance of the campaign to net his 11th and 12th goals in 2023. With his 12 finishes this season, Lynn currently sits atop the league, one goal ahead of Atlanta United’s Nick Firmino in the Golden Boot race.
A Captain’s Contribution
Orlando City B captain Juninho found the back of the net yet again over the weekend, good for his fourth goal in 2023 to tie teammate Alex Freeman for second on the squad. The Vasco da Gama product also sits tied for the team lead in assists with fellow midfielder Jhon Solís, each with four.
First in Purple
Imanol Almaguer tallied his first assist as a Lion over the weekend, lofting the ball to the far post to find the head of Jack Lynn for Orlando City B’s first goal of the evening. Almaguer has started all but one match for the Lions this campaign, with a goal to add to his helper from the weekend.
The Previous Meeting
The Lions last faced New York Red Bulls II on May 29 at Osceola County Stadium in what served as the inaugural meeting between the two clubs in MLS NEXT Pro action. That match saw MLS SuperDraft products Jack Lynn and Shak Mohammed each find the back of the net, the former serving as his sixth goal of the year at the time while the latter net his first professional goal on the evening.