The MLS regular season consists of 34 matches - 17 home, 17 away - and Orlando City SC plays its 34th and final MLS match of 2017 on the road against the Philadelphia Union. The clash at Talen Energy Stadium is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. ET.
Orlando City is unbeaten in its last three meetings against the Union (2-0-1) and will look to complete the season sweep over Philly on Sunday.
Cyle Larin’s brace against the Union sealed a 2-1 victory for Orlando City when the teams met back in March. It was a back-and-forth contest that night at Orlando City Stadium - expect more of the same when these two evenly matched sides meet again on Sunday.
Orlando City will make the trip to Philly without Club legend Kaká. The Lions #10 played his final MLS match in what was an emotional night at Orlando City Stadium. He’ll suit up in Purple one last time for the Fuerza Puerto Rico Friendly on Saturday, Nov. 4th.
Lions goalkeeper Joe Bendik is having a career year. Bendik, having started all 33 MLS matches up to now, has recorded career highs in both saves (118) and shutouts (7) in 2017.
A win against the Union would see Orlando City finish the season with 42 points - one more than City’s point total in 2016. The Lions don’t have playoff soccer to look forward to, but head coach Jason Kreis and his side are keen to finish the season on a positive note in Philadelphia. Above all else, Orlando City has its pride to play for as the Club builds toward an improved 2018 season.
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