Live Blog: Orlando City vs. LA Galaxy

Orlando City SC is so far undefeated at home after three matches at home. The Lions look to continue that streak against the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Orlando City SC forward Cyle Larin, left, and New York Red Bulls Kemar Lawrence, right, battle for a ball during a 1-0 Orlando City win at Orlando City Stadium on Sunday, April 9, 2017. (Photo by Joe Petro / Orlando City SC)

Also, it’s Carlos Rivas’ birthday today.

WOW… That ball bounced off the left post, then nearly went in on Jonathan Spector’s knock and was finally deflected on a third attempt for the corner.

Cristian Higuita and Carlos Rivas are hovering over the ball.

Also, this is sorta cool, I guess… 🙂

Pretty neat graphic (h/t Reddit).

Scott Sutter made his first start for the Lions in a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls. Here’s what he had to say during training this week about his first start.

I think it was decent. It was a solid game. It was a battle, if I’m honest, from the whole team. We fought well. We defended well. It wasn’t easy at times, and it was hot. But I thought it was definitely something that, me personally, that I can build on that I felt good. Probably a bit better than I thought I would after four or five weeks without having played a competitive game. So, I’m just glad I got my first one out the way and looking forward to the next.

Here’s what Orlando City head coach Jason Kreis had to say on the significance of having a good start earlier this week during training. The Lions are so far 3-1-0 with nine points and in third place in the Eastern Conference tables.

I think a positive start to get some confidence under your belt and to feel like, you know, a lot of what we’ve done in the offseason and in the preseason is paying some dividends. I think it’s important to be able to lead from a positive point of view than to be trying to lead from a “believe in what we’re doing, I know we don’t have the results” side of things. So, we’re pleased with that, and I’ve seen it many times before where if you can get that confidence in your pocket early, then things can continue to be positive throughout the season.

Official kickoff time is at 3:08 p.m., according to a club spokesman.


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