Major League Soccer: New York RB conquers Orlando City 3-0

ORLANDO. New York RB was finally too strong for Orlando City.


ORLANDO. New York RB was ultimately too much to handle for Orlando City with the goal of Luquinhas (26′), C. Casseres (48′) and L. Morgan (88′ pen). Orlando City was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (64%).​

The match was played at the Exploria Stadium stadium in Orlando on Sunday and it started at 9:30 pm local time. The referee was Alex Chilowicz who was helped by Nick Uranga and Michael Barwegen. The 4th official was Tori Penso. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 27.7 degrees Celsius or 81.84 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 58%.​

Match Statistics

Orlando City was in firm control of the ball 64% while New York RB was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

New York RB was more aggressive with 44 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons New York RB won the match.​

Orlando City shot 3 times, 0 on target, 3 off target. On the other side, New York RB shot 17 times, 7 on target, 10 off target.


Orlando City received 1 yellow card (Urso Junior). On the opposite side, New York RB received 5 yellow cards (A. Fletcher, S. Nealis, Luquinhas, L. Morgan and Carlos).

After this match, Orlando City will stay with 14 points like New York RB and Minnesota United to move down in the 5th place. On the other side, New York RB will have 14 points like Orlando City and Minnesota United to move down in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 26'


  • 33'

    A. Fletcher

  • 41'

    S. Nealis

  • 42'


  • 44'

    L. Morgan

  • 45'

    Urso Junior

  • 46'

    D. Yearwood


  • 46'

    B. Michel


  • 46'

    T. Williams

    Urso Junior

  • 48'

    C. Casseres

  • 58'

    P. Klimala

    A. Fletcher

  • 82'

    J. Mendez

    C. Araujo

  • 82'

    S. van der Water

    F. Torres

  • 83'


  • 88'

    L. Morgan (Penalty)

  • 88'

    J. Lynn

    R. Schlegel

  • 90'

    T. Barlow

    C. Casseres

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Orlando City will host Charlotte on the 30th of April with a 0-0 head to head.

New York RB will play away with Chicago Fire on the 1st of May with a 17-14 head to head statistic in favor of Chicago Fire (9 draws).

Orlando City: Formation and Lineups

Orlando City adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Óscar Alexander Pareja Gómez chose to play with the following team: Pedro Gallese (6.3), Ruan (6.6), Rodrigo Schlegel (6.9), Robin Jansson (7.3), João Moutinho (7.1), Júnior Urso (6.6), César Araújo (6.9), Alexandre Pato (6.6), Mauricio Pereyra (6.3), Facundo Torres (6.4) and Ercan Kara (7.0).


Orlando City made 5 changes: Pato for B. Michel (46′), Urso Junior for T. Williams (46′), C. Araujo for J. Mendez (82′), F. Torres for S. van der Water (82′) and R. Schlegel for J. Lynn (88′).

Top player: Robin Jansson

The player who no doubt impressed Orlando City the most was Robin Jansson.

His rating is (7.3) with 48 passes (93% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 6.

New York RB: Formation and Lineups

Also New York RB adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Gerhard Struber played with: Carlos Miguel (6.4), Tom Edwards (7.1), Sean Nealis (6.7), Aaron Long (7.1), John Tolkin (7.1), Frankie Amaya (6.8), Cristian Cásseres Jr. (7.3), Lewis Morgan (6.2), Omir Fernandez (6.9), Luquinhas (7.4) and Ashley Fletcher (7.2).


New York RB made 3 changes: Luquinhas for D. Yearwood (46′), A. Fletcher for P. Klimala (58′) and C. Casseres for T. Barlow (90′).

Top player: Luquinhas

Probably the most impressive player in New York RB was Luquinhas.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 9 passes (66% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 8.

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