Lineup breakdown DC

Breaking Down the XI: New Look Lions in Open Cup

In the first match under interim Head Coach Bobby Murphy, the Lions will have a different look as they take on DC United in the round of 16 in the U.S. Open Cup.

For the first time this season Orlando City will be in a 3-4-3. During the week, Murphy talked about how change can be a positive.

“Whether you’re an adult or you’re a child or whatever, sometimes you need new things to get the neurons firing again and to re-engage,” said Murphy. “I think the same old same old becomes routine so we’ll see what happens with that.”

Lamine Sané will make his return to the lineup after battling a lower body injury. He’ll be paired with Tarek and Spector on the backline.

Starting XI presented by Orlando Health: Edwards Jr., Tarek, Sané, Spector, El-Munir, Higuita, Kljestan, Allen, Meram, Mueller, Pinho.

Bench: Bendik, Johnson, Laryea, Rocha, Colmán, Sutter, Villarreal


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.