Needing three points, Orlando City SC only managed one in a draw with FC Dallas, the Lions' second-to-last home match of 2017.
Orlando City SC hadn't won at home since defeating last-place D.C. United in late May. That changed when the Lions scored a club record six goals in a drubbing of the New England Revolution.
Orlando City B center-back Conor Donovan had his early Major League Soccer opportunity cut short with a season-ending injury. He's now fighting his way back to the top.
Orlando City SC head coach Jason Kreis compared his season with the 2017 Lions to his season with the 2007 Real Salt Lake squad, his first-ever as a head coach.
With just five games to go in Orlando City SC's regular season, midfielder Antonio Nocerino and his team are treating the remaining games like finals.
Despite having one of the worst goal differentials in the league and being one of the lowest-scoring teams in Major League Soccer, Orlando City SC still believes it can make the playoffs.