Orlando City Returns To Citrus Bowl Tonight Against Chicago, First Time In Two Weeks

By  //  August 29, 2015

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Orlando City SC (7-12-7, 28 points) will return to the Orlando Citrus Bowl for the first time in two weeks to face the Chicago Fire (7-13-5, 26 points) on Saturday, August 29. (Orlando City Image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Orlando City SC (7-12-7, 28 points) will return to the Orlando Citrus Bowl for the first time in two weeks to face the Chicago Fire (7-13-5, 26 points) on Saturday, August 29.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets to the match are still available and can be purchased by calling 855-ORL-CITY or by visiting www.OrlandoCitySC.com.

“I think it’s a case that we all have to step up, and if we do, we’re still going to be in there fighting,” said head coach Adrian Heath.

“When I look back at previous results, everybody was at the top of their game and in good form, and at this moment in time, we need to work at getting there again.”

Saturday’s fixture will mark the third meeting in all competitions between the Fire and the Lions so far this season, with both sides splitting results.

Orlando City won the opening contest in Chicago 3-2 on June 6, producing an inspiring comeback performance to collect all three points. After going down 2-1 in the first ten minutes of the second half, Cyle Larin’s superb finish and a second own-goal in the final 10 minutes of the game sealed the deal for the Lions.

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One month later, the Fire defeated City at Toyota Park in the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Currently sitting in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, Chicago heads into Saturday’s game winless in their previous 20 away matches, dating back to the 2014 season. The Fire’s last victory on the road came in a 1-0 win against the New England Revolution on July 12, 2014.

The club is led in goals by David Accam and Kennedy Igboananike with six each. Midfielder Harry Shipp has created the most goals, notching six assists. The team’s former Designated Player Shaun Maloney recently transferred to Championship side Hull City.


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