Equalizer Story

Boden and Collin Break Down Friday Night’s Equalizer

Nothing seemed to be going their way. Down two at home with just fifteen minutes and change to play, Cyle Larin broke through, putting Orlando within striking distance — but they still needed one more.

It came in the 90th minute with the Lions pressuring the Revs back line.

“I think Rafa whipped the first ball in and it came up to me and I just put it in the area and Aurelien did the rest and won the header,” said Boden after the game.

The 6’2” Frenchman used all his height, and his clean shaven head, to direct Boden’s loft off the crossbar and in.

“I think one of my best characteristics is heading the ball, defensively and offensively. The last games I could have scored a lot of goals and I didn’t and today I finally scored a goal, I hope I’m going to keep scoring,” said Collin.

“It was a perfect ball. I think Luke did an amazing job. It was very high, it was a slow ball so easy for me to really get in it so that’s why I didn’t miss it. It’s easier to score a goal when a cross is slow like that than when the ball is very fast and sliding on my bald head,” said Collin with a chuckle.

It was 5th time in 6 home games that the game has been decided in the 90th minute or stoppage time, and the second in consecutive games. Attacking the south end, with its fervent fans, surely helps.


UPDATE: August 8, 2020 – Major League Soccer unveiled the framework of a revised schedule for the remainder of the 2020 season, with the League’s 25th season continuing in the home markets of the 26 clubs beginning August 12. At this time, MLS has announced the initial phase of the revised schedule through September 20 and plans to announce the balance of the regular season schedule by early September. Attendance at matches will be determined by MLS and club leadership in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines.