Builderall Buildup To The Match | City vs. Memphis 901 FC

Builderall Buildup To The Match | City vs. Memphis 901 FC

For Club & Country

Six Lions have been called up to represent their respective national teams in the coming month. Lindley and forward Benji Michel will enter camp with the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team in Salt Lake City, Utah as the squad continues to work toward qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. In addition, four members of the squad will represent City at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Midfielder Will Johnson and defender Kamal Miller will feature for Canada, with defender Danilo Acosta representing Honduras and goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh playing for Trinidad & Tobago.

Same Competition, Different Standing 

Defender Kyle Smith competed in Open Cup competition with USL Club Louisville City prior to his arrival in Orlando in the offseason. Smith will not compete in Wednesday’s match however after receiving a red card in his last Open Cup contest with Louisville. 

Club Connections

  • Memphis 901 FC Head Coach Tim Mulqueen spent nearly two seasons in Orlando as the Club’s goalkeeper coach, joining the Lions’ staff in 2017. Mulqueen was announced as the inaugural head coach for Memphis on August 15, 2018. 
  • Orlando City midfielder Cam Lindley is currently on loan at Memphis 901 FC. He will be unavailable for Wednesday’s match however after being called into camp for the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team. 

UPDATE: April 17, 2020 - Based on the most recent government guidance, Major League Soccer has extended the postponement of its matches until at least June 8. Major League Soccer remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season, and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December or later. Throughout this process, MLS will continue to prioritize the safety of our fans, players, employees and partners and to coordinate with federal and local public health authorities as well as other sporting organizations.