Recap coming soon. Headed to the press conference now.

This gif, though…

Orlando City’s defense has held strong throughout the match. They’ve kept New York’s attack relatively limited. That was their closest chance so far.

Matías Pérez García played a physical match.

The ball was deflected by n Orlando City player.

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75′: Bendik can’t catch it cleanly, and a corner from the left is coming for NYRB.#ORLvNY #OCSC

— New Day Review (@NewDayReview) April 9, 2017

That was right in front of City head coach Jason Kreis.

That was Orlando City’s first corner kick since Will Johnson’s corner into Servando Carrasco for the lone goal of the match.

Also, Scott Sutter had this great chance in the 43rd minute. He’s been effectively aggressive early in today’s match.

That’s Servando Carrasco’s first goal for Orlando City, his first since 2013 with the Seattle Sounders. It’s his second career goal.

This is Scott Sutter’s first start with Orlando City.

Rafael Ramos and Tony Rocha dealt with hamstring injuries midway through the 2017 preseason.

Unfortunately, this is also Antonio Nocerino’s birthday. Happy birthday… 🙁

What a save by Jonathan Spector. That ball initially was deflected by goalkeeper Joe Bendik and fell behind him. The hustle by Spector saved City from going down 1-0.

Both beckoned to the referee for a foul call on their respective possesssions.

We’ll see how that affects New York to start.

Orlando City has had a mentality that’s all about themselves, one that doesn’t focus on their opponents. Here’s what midfielder Antonio Nocerino had to say during training this week (he spoke in English).

Is a good technically. Is a every player with a good technically. Is a play well. I no look the Red Bulls. I prefer look the my team because the my team is play good, play well. I stay quiet. No have a problem.

Literally just saw Tony Rocha walking around in the press box with Mason Stajduhar. City head coach Jason Kreis did say he’s been training with the team since last week.

Tony’s full training today, was in yesterday, was in training last week and then took a little bit of a break because he was having a little bit of tightness. But he should be moving forward. Seb Hines will be out on the field here shortly, as will Rafael Ramos and Ricardo Kaká. And, so, yeah, we feel like we’re mending. Here in a couple weeks, we could look like a completely different team.

During training this week, City head coach Jason Kreis said Sunday’s match against the New York Red Bulls is a great opportunity because it’s the first time his team will react to a negative.

From my point of view, it’s unimportant, really, about who the opponent is and what sort of form they’re in. From my point of view, I look at it as a fantastic opportunity because it was our first negative of the year to suffer a loss. And now we have an opportunity, our first opportunity of the year, to react and respond to that negativity.


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