OCB Preview week 4

Orlando City B Looks to Secure their First Win of the Season

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 17, 2019) - Orlando City B (0-2-1, 1 point) will face Forward Madison FC (0-2-0, 0 points) on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Montverde Academy.

Coming off two losses, Orlando City B was able to secure their first draw of the season when midfielder Ates Diouf scored his first professional goal in the second half (59’). Diouf is a product of Orlando’s U-19 Development Academy.

Goalkeeper Juliano Chade, forward Thiago De Souza, defenders Leonardo Silva Simas, and Wilfred Williams made their professional debut on Sunday's match against Tormenta FC. OCB seeks minutes from Ignacio Cubeddu, Jahlane Forbes, Matheus Martins Silva, and Rafael Santos.

Chade, De Souza and Silva Simas have previously played together at Club Athletico Paranaense (CAP) in Brazil. With the familiarity of playing style among the three, the Brazilian natives were able to appear in Sunday’s starting lineup providing immediate value to the Young Lions.

Goalkeeper Christian Herrera is currently leading all OCB goalkeepers with saves (6) and Ates Diouf is second among the USL for shots (11).

Coming off their first draw of the season against Tormenta FC, the Young Lions look to secure their first win of the season against Forward Madison FC on Friday, April 19. OCB will head on the road to face North Texas on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Toyota Stadium.

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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 for U.S. clubs through September 14 and plans to announce the balance of the regular season schedule by early September. More details on schedules for the Canadian teams will be announced in the near future. Attendance at matches will be determined by MLS and club leadership in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines.