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. 


Head-to-Head

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. 

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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.