Orlando City SC Returns Home to Face Montreal Impact Tonight, Kickoff Set for 7:30 p.m.
By Orlando City SC // June 23, 2018
Orlando City returns home to face Montreal
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (Orlando City SC) – Orlando City SC (6-8-1, 19 points) returns home for the first time in a month to face the Montreal Impact (5-11-0, 15 points) on Saturday, June 23. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Orlando City Stadium.
The match will be locally televised on WRDQ TV27 and streamed on YouTube TV. It will also be broadcast on FM 96.9 The Game in English and La Nueva 990 AM in Spanish.
“[Montreal is] really organized. They have a real strong base from which to build from through the middle part of the field and someone with [Ignacio] Piatti’s ability can turn a game,” Lions interim head coach Bobby Murphy said.
“They were smart last time. They knew we were on the back of a road trip and came after us in the first ten minutes and got us on the back foot and it took us a little while to get into the game and we can’t afford for that to happen.”
Saturday’s game will serve as the Club’s first Pride in Our City match. This match will serve to honor and remember the victims of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy that took the lives of 49 people and impacted countless others two years ago.
A portion of ticket and merchandise proceeds will be donated to five local non-profits, including the Contigo Fund, The Dru Project, One Orlando Alliance, onePULSE Foundation and the Zebra Coalition. For more information, visit OrlandoCitySC.com/PrideInOurCity.
The Lions advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a victory over D.C. United on Wednesday. Luciano Acosta scored for D.C. in the 10th minute and Justin Meram answered seven minutes later for the Lions to equalize. After 120 minutes of level play, the Lions won 4-2 in a penalty kick shootout. City will face the Philadelphia Union on July 18 in the quarterfinals.
Dom Dwyer leads the Lions with seven goals this season. Yoshimar Yotún leads the team with five assists, followed by Sacha Kljestan, Josué Colmán and Chris Mueller each with four. Colmán has been credited with an assist on City’s last four MLS goals.
This will be City’s second consecutive MLS match against Montreal. Ignacio Piatti scored twice as Montreal won 3-0 on June 13.
Piatti leads the Impact in both goals and assists with seven and six, respectively, in 2018. Goalkeeper Evan Bush leads MLS with 74 saves this season, which is 14 more than the next closest, LA Galaxy’s David Bingham.
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