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Breaking Down the XI | Two Changes out West

Grab your coffee, it’s going to be a late one. Orlando City takes on San Jose with a 10:30 PM ET start time on My65 and Youtube TV.

Head coach James O’Connor has made two changes to his Starting XI tonight inserting Dom Dwyer and Will Johnson.

In goal, Brian Rowe will start. Rowe hasn’t allowed more that one goal in over a month, recording two clean sheets in that time.

The backline remains the same with Kamal Miller, Robin Jansson, Lamine Sané, and Kyle Smith.

Will Johnson and Carlos Ascues will pair up in the defensive midfield. Uri Rosell will sit just behind them in the hole. Rosell has started to see more time late in the season and will make his 14th start tonight after making 18 starts in 2018.

In the attacking midfield, Nani and Benji Michel will team-up. With an xG (expected goals) of .73, Michel has made the most of his chances this season scoring 2 goals on just 4 shots.

Up top, Dom Dwyer will be the loan striker.

Of note on the bench, Cristian Higuita returns from injury. The midfielder hasn’t played since June 1st.

Starting XI: Rowe, Miller, Jansson, Sané, Smith, Rosell, Ascues, Nani, Johnson, Michel, Dwyer.

Bench: Akindele, Higuita, Méndez, Mueller, O'Neill, Ranjitsingh, Robinho.

September 11, 2020: Major League Soccer has announced the 2020 regular season schedule through the end of September. From September 18-27, each MLS club will compete in three regular season matches. Additional 2020 MLS regular season matches will be announced pending further developments regarding travel protocols. Attendance at matches will be determined in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines.