PREVIEW: Orlando City Returns Home to Face Montreal

PREVIEW: Orlando City Returns Home to Face Montreal

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 15, 2019) - Orlando City SC (0-0-2, 2 points) returns home on Saturday, March 16 for a match against the Montreal Impact (1-1-0, 3 points). Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET at Orlando City Stadium.
 
The match will be locally televised on My65 and available on YouTube TV. It will also be broadcasted on Real Radio 104.1 FM  in English and La Nueva 990 AM in Spanish.
 
“It will be a tough game, they have really good players and they’re very organized,” Head Coach James O’Connor said. “We’re really pleased to get home and play in front of our supporters, and it’s a game we’re very excited about and looking forward to.”
 
Orlando City enters Saturday’s contest fresh off a 1-1 draw at the Chicago Fire on Saturday. Dom Dwyer opened the scoring in the 47th minute thanks to a ball from Nani that Dwyer was able to poke past Chicago goalkeeper David Ousted. The Lions were forced to share the points on the afternoon however due to a goal at the death from CJ Sapong in the 95th minute.

Dwyer now shares the team lead in goals for City with Chris Mueller and Tesho Akindele, each totaling one apiece in the short season. Nani leads the Lions with two assists, tied for second in MLS with four other players.

Montreal comes into the match after suffering its first loss of the season at Houston on Saturday. The Impact struck first off a goal from Saphir Taïder in the 34th minute, but a quick response from the Dynamo in the 36th from Memo Rodriguez and a game-winner from Mauro Manotas in the 86th minute forced the visitors to leave empty-handed.

Taïder leads the Impact with two goals and one assist in 2019. Goalkeeper Evan Bush currently ranks third in MLS in saves with seven thus far this season.

Saturday serves as the first of two meetings between the two clubs in 2019, with Orlando City traveling to Stade Saputo on June 1.  

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