Heath Cometh

Adrian Heath Confident, Ready for Season Opener

“Cometh the hour, cometh the man.” A strong statement on Friday from Head Coach Adrian Heath after being asked about players stepping up during the home opener. And as that hour nears, the tension and excitement can now be felt in the air. It’s like a feeling of electricity in the locker room, the calm before the hunt.

 

“Like every supporter out there, we are all excited about the opening day of the season,” noted Coach Heath. “Obviously loads of optimism. We’re just ready to get going… Obviously we’re all excited about the fact that it looks like we’re going to fill the bowl again. It’ll be a pleasure running out here on Sunday"

 

Although Orlando City put on an impressive preseason showing, finishing with a 4 and 1 record, Coach Heath knows a preseason game is far from the feeling and magnitude of a regular season match. “The one thing about preseason games, you can never really replicate what’s going to happen.”

 

Today, Orlando City was able to practice in the Citrus Bowl, getting a feel for the pitch they’ll be playing on for the season. Only one more practice remains before the season and home opener this Sunday, March 6th, against Real Salt Lake.

 

“We’ve been ready,” Coach Heath says without hesitation.

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UPDATE: June 10, 2020 - Major League Soccer announced it will restart the 2020 season with all 26 MLS clubs competing in the MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida beginning July 8. Upon completion of the tournament, MLS plans to continue its regular season with a revised schedule in home markets. The revised schedule may see certain matches from the original 2020 MLS regular season schedule being cancelled or rescheduled. The final number of matches and the schedule for the remainder of the 2020 MLS regular season and related ticket policies will be announced in the coming weeks.