Orlando City Lions Return Home To Face Columbus Crew Tonight At 7:30 p.m.
By Jhamie Chin // August 1, 2015
ORLANDO, FLORIDA — Orlando City Soccer Club (6-9-6, 24 points) will return to the Orlando Citrus Bowl for the first time in two weeks for an Eastern Conference contest against second-place side Columbus Crew SC (8-7-7, 31 points) on Saturday, August 1.
Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Tickets are still available for the match and can be purchased by visiting www.OrlandoCitySC.com or by calling 855-ORL-CITY.
In addition, the game will broadcast live on FOX 35 and Sun Sports.
The fixture will also be transmitted in English on Real Radio 104.1 FM and in Spanish on La Grande 1030 AM.
“We’ve had three great games against them (Columbus). They’ve all been hugely entertaining,” said head coach Adrian Heath.
“There’s been sending offs in both games. There’s been lots of action and lots of goals, so I don’t’ anticipate anything different. We both like to play an open brand of football and get after it, so I don’t see anything different this weekend. Just the importance of it has ramped up a little bit – certainly for us after the results in the past few weeks.”
With both teams splitting three previous results earlier in the season (1-1-1), a budding rivalry has been brewing between both Clubs.
After falling with 10 men at MAPFRE Stadium on April 18th, Orlando responded with a 2-2 draw against a 10-man Crew SC side at the Citrus Bowl, due to Pedro’s Ribeiro’s scintillating long-distance strike in the waning moments of the game.