With only five home matches left in the Lion’s season, the push for the playoffs is in full effect!
The City Lads currently sit just below the “red line” in the log jam that is the Eastern Conference. If the boys plan on making the playoffs this year, they are going to need a serious run of positive form for the remainder of the season.
The Lions return home to Camping World Stadium tonight, Wednesday, August 24th to take on Toronto FC. The Lions defeated Toronto back in June, but is was no walk in the park. Tied at 2-2 late in the match, it was Kaka who would step up hit the penalty kick in stoppage time to put the Lions on top for good.
— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) August 24, 2016
The Lions will also be in action at home on Sunday August 28th, against New York City FC. This will be the third and final meeting of the year between the two clubs.
The Lions took the 1-0 win away at New York in the first meeting back in March. Then in May, the Lions would come back from two goals down, to earn the point on a 2-2 draw in the Bronx.
This will be the first trip to Orlando for NYCFC this season. [Tickets are still available for this match. Visit http://www.orlandocitysc.com/tickets to get yours!]
Whether in attendance or not, something special will happen on social media during Sunday’s match and you can be part of it! During the game (on August 28th), post on social media using the hashtag #rethinkhomelessyouth. Every post using this hashtag will be matched by a $1 donation from Orlando Health, up to a total of $20,000!
Supporters at Camping World Stadium can join the fight to end youth homelessness by attending the Rethink Homelessness advocacy campaign kickoff at the Orlando City Soccer match on August 28th (and the tailgate beforehand). 40% of homeless youth age 18-24 identify as LGBT, and with as hard as this community has been hit this year, we encourage anyone and everyone to help in any way they can.
New Stadium News
— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) August 18, 2016
The new stadium is coming along nice and according to the club, it is still on track for the beginning of next season. If you don’t have the chance to drive by, you can follow the link below to the live construction cam. There is also a very cool time lapse video which was compiled over the last eight months. [Link]
Away Days – City Pubs
Don’t forget that Orlando City SC also has official watch parties at five different City Pub locations. All City Pub locations guarantee to show all 2016 matches with sound, as well as discounted Heineken on match days. The next big watch party to be hosted by the Orlando City promo team, will be September 24th at Wall St. Plaza. The match against D.C. United is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 pm.
For your local City Pub, follow this link: http://www.orlandocitysc.com/gameday/citypubs