Game Preview vs NYCFC

Match Preview: Orlando City Ready For March 8th Preview

ORLANDO – February 20, 2015 – In anticipation of the 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) season, Orlando City SC will face fellow expansion club New York City FC (NYCFC) in the 12th annual Carolina Challenge Cup in front of a sold out crowd, providing a preview of their MLS opener on March 8.

Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina. The match will be live-streamed here.

"We're looking forward to continuing our preseason in Charleston against some very good sides," said Orlando City Head Coach Adrian Heath. "Playing against New York in front of a sold out crowd will be a good test for us as we continue to prepare for our home opener at the Citrus Bowl on March 8."

What to Watch for: Carolina Challenge Cup

Orlando City is currently unbeaten through its four preseason matches played against D.C. United, FC Dallas, Toronto FC and Swedish first-division team BK Häcken. Brazilian superstar Kaká made his first appearance for Orlando in the FC Dallas match, leading the Lions to a 4-0 victory with a goal and an assist.

New York has recorded one win and a loss in their two preseason matches so far. After producing a 2-0 victory over St. Mirren in their opening friendly, NYCFC suffered a 2-0 defeat to Brondby in their following fixture.


September 11, 2020: Major League Soccer has announced the 2020 regular season schedule through the end of September. From September 18-27, each MLS club will compete in three regular season matches. Additional 2020 MLS regular season matches will be announced pending further developments regarding travel protocols. Attendance at matches will be determined in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines.