VIDEO: Orlando City Soccer Climbing Up MLS Power Poll After 4-1 Start This Season
By Orlando City Soccer Club // April 19, 2017
Lions travel to play NYFC Sunday 1:30 p.m. ON FS1
ABOVE VIDEO: Cyle Larin and Orlando City SC have won their first four games at Orlando City Stadium. A stoppage time goal by Cyle Larin has catapulted Orlando as high as third in the ESPN power rankings.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Orlando City is climbing up the power rankings. The Lions are 4-1 and rank 2nd in the Eastern Conference standings with games in hand after securing three more points by defeating the LA Galaxy 2-1 last Saturday.
Here is a look at where Orlando City ranks in the MLS Power rankings, and where its past and future opponents land.
Major League Soccer – 5th
In the MLS power rankings, the Lions are fifth, three spots higher than the previous week. No. 1 on the list is FC Dallas, who the Lions face at home in two weeks.
City’s opponent this week is New York City FC, who ranks No. 4, just one spot in front of Orlando City.
ESPN FC – 3rd
Orlando City is No.3 on the ESPN FC power rankings list. The lions jumped five spots after their victory over the Galaxy.
ESPN FC experts pointed out that “Orlando is winning despite the absence of Kaka,” who has missed the last four games.
Soccer America – 3rd
FC Dallas is No.1 on Soccer America’s power rankings, but Orlando City are just two spots behind them at No.3.
Soccer America’s team highlighted the play of Orlando City’s goal scorers against the LA Galaxy, “Spectacular hits by Will Johnson and Cyle Larin punctuated several promising attacks.”
New York City FC is No. 8 on Soccer America’s list.
Orlando City will take to the pitch at Yankee Stadium in New York city on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. to take New York FC. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.
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