Orlando City prevails over Houston Dynamo 2-1 with E. Kara scoring a double

ORLANDO. Orlando City defeated Houston Dynamo to win 2-1. E. Kara was the key to score 2 goals.

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ORLANDO. Orlando City defeated Houston Dynamo to win 2-1. E. Kara was the key to score 2 goals. It was Orlando City to strike first with a goal of E. Kara at the 25′. Then E. Kara scored again for Orlando City in the 58′ minute with a goal scoring a double. Eventually, S. Ferreira reduced the distance for Houston Dynamo with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​

The match was played at the Exploria Stadium stadium in Orlando on Sunday and it started at 1:30 am local time. In the presence of 16,333 spectators.​ The referee was Rosendo Mendoza who had the assistance of Jose Da Silva and Eduardo Jeff. The 4th official was Malik Badawi. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 25 degrees Celsius or 77.05 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 79%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Orlando City was in possession of the ball for 46% of the time vs. Houston Dynamo that controlled the ball for 54% of the time.

Orlando City was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Orlando City won the encounter.

Orlando City shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Houston Dynamo shot 14 times, 6 on target, 8 off target.

Cards

Orlando City received 3 yellow cards (R. Jansson, M. Pereyra and P. Gallese). On the other side, Houston Dynamo received 6 yellow cards (R. Avila, A. Lundqvist, G. Vera, Zeca, T. Hadebe and T. Ulfarsson).

After playing this contest, Orlando City will have 25 points like Dallas, Philadelphia Union and Real Salt Lake to move down in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Houston Dynamo will stay with 18 points like Minnesota United, Inter Miami and Colorado Rapids to move up in the 20th place.

Match Events

  • 14'
    14'

    R. Jansson

  • 16'
    16'

    R. Avila

  • 20'
    20'

    A. Lundqvist

  • 21'
    21'

    G. Vera

  • 25'
    25'

    E. Kara

    F. Torres

  • 32'
    32'

    Zeca

  • 39'
    39'

    M. Pereyra

  • 44'
    44'

    T. Hadebe

  • 46'
    46'

    D. Quintero

    R. Avila

  • 46'
    46'

    D. Steres

    T. Parker

  • 58'
    58'

    E. Kara

    M. Pereyra

  • 59'
    59'

    S. Ferreira

  • 64'
    64'

    P. Gallese

  • 65'
    65'

    T. Pasher

    D. Quintero

  • 65'
    65'

    D. Ceren

    G. Vera

  • 65'
    65'

    B. Michel

    Urso Junior

  • 69'
    69'

    A. Perea

    Urso Junior

  • 78'
    78'

    Pato

    E. Kara

  • 79'
    79'

    J. Mendez

    M. Pereyra

  • 79'
    79'

    T. Akindele

    F. Torres

  • 79'
    79'

    T. Ulfarsson

    E. Bartlow

  • 87'
    87'

    T. Ulfarsson

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Orlando City will play away against Cincinnati on the 24th of June with a 3-1 head to head in favor of Orlando City (3 draws).

Houston Dynamo will host Chicago Fire on the 26th of June with a 11-8 head to head stats in favor of Houston Dynamo (8 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 (7.0), Ruan (6.6), Kyle Smith (7.3), Robin Jansson (6.8), João Moutinho (6.8), Júnior Urso (6.8), César Araújo (7.0), Facundo Torres (7.4), Mauricio Pereyra (7.6), Jake Mulraney (7.0) and Ercan Kara (8.6).

Substitutes

Orlando City made 5 changes: Urso Junior for B. Michel (65′), Urso Junior for A. Perea (69′), E. Kara for Pato (78′), M. Pereyra for J. Mendez (79′) and F. Torres for T. Akindele (79′).

Top player: Ercan Kara

The player who no doubt impressed Orlando City the most was Ercan Kara.

His rating is (8.6) with 2 goals, 8 passes (75% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 8.

Houston Dynamo: Formation and Lineups

Also Houston Dynamo adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura played with: Steve Clark (6.8), Zeca (6.2), Tim Parker (6.7), Teenage Hadebe (6.5), Adam Lundqvist (7.0), Ethan Bartlow (6.5), Matías Vera (6.1), Corey Baird (6.6), Memo Rodríguez (6.8), Roberto Avila (5.8) and Sebastián Ferreira (7.2).

Substitutes

Houston Dynamo made 5 changes: R. Avila for D. Quintero (46′), T. Parker for D. Steres (46′), D. Quintero for T. Pasher (65′), G. Vera for D. Ceren (65′) and E. Bartlow for T. Ulfarsson (79′).

Top player: Sebastián Ferreira

Probably the most impressive player in Houston Dynamo was Sebastián Ferreira.

His rating is (7.2) with 1 goal, 19 passes (68% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 10.

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