If you were not one of the 40,000 in attendance on Sunday, you missed one hell of a match! Orlando City SC vs LA Galaxy, two teams that a year ago where in very different places. Orlando City was playing in USL Pro, while the Galaxy were on their way to becoming MLS Cup Champions. Fast forward to May 17, 2015 and you have two clubs that are struggling for points. Orlando City came into Sunday’s match searching for their first home win, while the Galaxy have yet to win on the road. Something had to give, and this match up had the makings of another home nail biter for the good guys.
It was really hot, and considering it is only mid May, June and July matches are going to be BRUTAL! But, like all good supporters, we make sure to stay full and hydrated. Let’s face it jumping and singing for 90 minutes really takes it out of you! The tailgate menu for this match was Cajun inspired and included a crawfish boil, etouffee, beans, rice, and corn bread.
Good food wasn’t the only thing we were treated to at the tailgate. To show you what a class organization Orlando City SC is, you just have to see the picture below.
The guy in the white is Orlando City midfielder Darwin Ceren. Now I don’t know about you, but I have never been to a tailgate for any other sport, and hung out with a player before the game. Darwin was lucky we were there for him though… after hanging out with us, Darwin scored his first goal of the season. Now I’m not saying we had anything to do with Darwin’s amazing strike from distance… However, just to be safe, I think we should hang out more often just in case… See you on the 30th Mr. Ceren! :0)
In the end, the good guys played their best match of the season! With goals from Eric Avila, Cyle Larin, Kaka, and Darwin Ceren, the Galaxy were sent home empty-handed. It was the worst loss in MLS history for the defending Champions against an expansion side.
The general feeling around the Citrus Bowl was that the club finally turned the corner at home. It has been a rough start for the lads, but we refused to give up on our club. It’s like they say… You must have lows in order to appreciate the highs. Well Sunday was a definite high and it was greatly appreciated! #DefyExpectations
Orlando City SC will be playing in San Jose against the Earthquakes on Sunday May 24, at 7 pm on Fox Sports 1
The next home match is May 30th against Columbus Crew SC, kick off is at 7:30 pm. Get your tickets by clicking HERE