A Good September
After a July and August to forget, September has given the Lions their best start of the season. Capturing nine points in three matches, and collecting their first three game win streak of the season, the Lions are making a post season push. With just three matches left, the soccer lads are hoping to slide into the 6th and final play-off spot in the east. It won’t be easy, but the current run of form has given everyone involved a lot of hope.
Rookie Scoring Record Shattered
Cyle Larin broke the single season rookie scoring record in a 5-2 win over the east leading New York Red Bulls. Larin has been knocking on the door of breaking the record since tying it back on August 1st, where he scored two goals against the Columbus Crew. With a hat trick against the Red Bulls this past Friday, Cyle Larin was not only able to break the record but completely shatter it. The rookie record of 11 goals in a single season has been in place since 2003, but it now belongs to Cyle with 14. With three matches to go, only Larin knows what the final number will be. In any case, this should secure the MLS Rookie of the Year honor for him.
Montreal Impact Are Coming to Town.
If you have yet to make it to an Orlando City SC match, this Saturday, October 3rd will be an awesome one. In a match with HUGE play-off implications, you can be sure the Citrus Bowl will be rocking on Saturday night. This is the first trip to Orlando for the Impact, and I can assure you it will be one they won’t forget! In the previous two meetings, the Lions traveled north of the border to claim a draw and a loss at the hands of Montreal. The Lions hope to make history on Saturday as they try to shut down former Chelsea scoring legend, Didier Drogba. With 7 goals in 6 games, the task looms large for the Lions to shut Drogba down. The battle for the 6th and final play-off spot will be decided in this match-up. Make no mistake, the club and the supporters will pull out all the stops to secure the three points in this one.
Tickets Still Available
Tickets are still available for the final two home games of the season. Visit the Orlando City SC website for more information.
vs Montreal Impact, October 3rd at 7:00 pm
vs New York City FC, October 16th at 7:00 pm