Know Your Opponent | New York City FC

Know Your Opponent | New York City FC

Florida is purple but the work is far from over. The boys turn their attention to a meeting with New York City FC on Tuesday at 8:00 pm ET on TUDN. The Lions enter the affair atop of Group A with three points while NYCFC is on zero points after their 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union. Here is what you need to know about NYCFC: 

Key Transactions and Player News 

NYCFC was relatively quiet with acquisitions during the offseason. The Bronx side made Keaton Parks' loan permanent from Benfica after a solid season in 2019. The other notable moves were acquiring Gedion Zelalem, Gudmundur Thorarinsson and Nicolas Acevedo. Zelalem and Thorarinsson debuted for NYCFC in the Group A opener against Philly. 

The most notable loss in the offseason was Ben Sweat in the expansion draft to Miami. Most recently, it has been reported from a conference call with Head Coach Ronny Deila that the club will be without Maxi Moralez for the match against the Lions on Tuesday with a quad strain. 

Team Form 

The last four matches across all competitions have not gone well for NYC. All have produced losses to the tune of 1-0. 


The Lions were 1-0-2 against New York City in 2019. Who could forget that dramatic Open Cup penalty shootout win at Exploria Stadium? 

Rasmussen College Fact

You have to go back to July 26th, 2018 for the last time Orlando lost to NYCFC. 


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.