Orlando City Returns Home Against Colorado Wednesday Night
By Rafael Cabrera, Orlando City // June 23, 2015
Kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Orlando City SC (5-6-5, 20 points) returns home to face Colorado Rapids (2-4-9, 15 points) on Wednesday night, aiming to remain unbeaten for five consecutive home matches – their longest in Club history.
Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The match will be broadcasted on My65 and Sun Sports and will also be transmitted on Real Radio 104.1 FM and La Grande 1030 AM.
“We have to get over this past weekend. We take any positives that we can after the game, and there were a couple,” said head coach Adrian Heath.
“The most important thing now is that we’re trying to maintain the confidence of the group and go into another game positively.”
Orlando City enters Wednesday’s game unbeaten in their previous four matches at the Orlando Citrus Bowl – defeating the 2014 MLS Champions LA Galaxy, the Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United, and coming back to draw both New England Revolution and Columbus Crew SC in dramatic fashion – netting nine goals.
Additionally, City will search for their fourth victory against a Western Conference side, having earned three wins, one draw and one loss this campaign.
After winning three of their previous four matches, the Lions will look to continue their rise in the Eastern Conference standings on Wednesday night.
Previously this season, Orlando City has showcased strong performances following defeats – recording two victories and two draws in five games.
Colorado travels to Central Florida after drawing F.C. Dallas 1-1 at home, with a late game-tying goal by Dyllon Serna in the 88th minute.
The draw marked four consecutive winless games for the Rapids, who have earned one just one win in their previous ten Major League Soccer (MLS) fixtures. Additionally, the Denver-based club has conquered three points only once in seven road games this season – registering one win, five ties and one loss – and have not produced a victory in four encounters against Eastern Conference teams.
Panamanian forward Gabriel Torres leads the Rapids in scoring with four this campaign, while midfielder Dillon Powers leads the team in assists with five.
Wednesday’s fixture will mark the third contest between Orlando City SC and Colorado Rapids since 2013, with a win for each side in two U.S. Open Cup games.
In 2013, Orlando City defeated 3-1 the Rapids in the third round, during the Club’s longest run in the prestigious tournament.
In their second matchup in 2014, Colorado defeated the Lions by a 5-2 score in the fourth round.