Know Your Opponent | Memphis 901 FC

Know Your Opponent | Memphis 901 FC

The magic of the cup is back! City's 2019 Open Cup run begins on Wednesday on the road in Memphis against USL Championship debutants Memphis 901 FC. This will be City's first match after an almost two-week break. Here is what you need to know about City's Open Cup opponents: 

Key Players

Orlando City's Cam Lindley is on loan with Memphis this season but he will be unavailable as he is on international duty with the U.S. U-23s. Memphis will look to Adam Najem to create in the midfield and for Elliot Collier and Duane Muckette to lead the attacking line. Both Collier and Muckette lead the USL Championship side in goals along with veteran defender Marc Burch.

Recent Form

Memphis is heading into Wednesday's Open Cup fourth-round showdown courtesy of a 3-1 win over New York Red Bulls U-23 and followed by a 4-0 win over Hartford Athletic. In USL Championship play, Memphis is 1-2-2 in their last five picking up five points. 


City and Memphis have never met as this is Memphis' first year as a club.  

Fun Fact presented by Rasmussen College

Cam Lindley isn't the only connection City has with 901 FC. Memphis Head Coach Tim Mulqueen was Orlando City's former Goalkeeper Coach during Jason Kreis' time at the helm. 


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.