ORLANDO – June 11, 2015 – After producing a thrilling 3-2 comeback victory over the Chicago Fire last weekend, Orlando City SC (4-5-5, 17 points) will return to the Orlando Citrus Bowl for a match-up against Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United (8-4-4, 28 points) on Sunday night.
Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET.
Tickets are still available for the game and can be purchased by visiting www.OrlandoCitySC.com or by calling 855-ORL-CITY. In addition, the match will broadcast nationally on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes and will also be transmitted on Real Radio 104.1 FM and La Grande 1030 AM.
"They're an experienced group who know how to win games and never beat themselves," said head coach Adrian Heath. "They have a lot of belief in their group, and that's what you expect when from a group that's been together for a long time. You pretty much know what you're going to get. So, we're going to have to be concentrated for the full 90 minutes, but we're really looking forward to it."
Orlando City comes into Sunday's match maintaining an impressive four-game unbeaten run - the longest in Club history. After drawing both Columbus Crew SC and the San Jose Earthquakes recently, the Lions claimed their first victory against an Eastern Conference side last weekend, defeating the Chicago Fire 3-2 at Toyota Park to move into fourth place.
The victory over Chicago showcased a relentless performance from City, who fought back from a 2-1 deficit to secure all three points in the final eight minutes of the match. Rookie Cyle Larin notched his fifth goal of the season during the victory, finishing for the fourth time in the past six league matches.
Orlando City and United have already met twice so far this season, with D.C. winning both matches at the Citrus Bowl and RFK Stadium. In their most recent meeting on May 13, City moved ahead 1-0 early in the game when Larin scored a screamer from the edge of the area.
However, the Lions conceded two unanswered goals in light of Aurélien Collin going down with an injury deep in the second half - resulting in a 2-1 final score.
One of the most successful teams in the history of Major League Soccer (MLS), D.C. United currently leads not only the East but also the Supporter's Shield title race with 28 points.
United enters the match against City after winning two of its last three fixtures, most recently falling 2-1 to Toronto FC due to a brace from Italian superstar Sebastian Giovinco.
Jairo Arrieta leads the team in goals with five, while Fabian Espindola tops the assist table, setting up four goals for United.