2019-07-13-ORL-CLB

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 19
Orlando City SC vs. Columbus Crew SC
Exploria Stadium - Orlando
July 13 - 7:30 PM ET


STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada


Orlando City SC look to push into the top tier of the Eastern Conference when they host the reeling Columbus Crew Saturday night at Exploria Stadium.


Currently one point below the playoff line in the East standings, Orlando (6-9-4) appeared on the verge of avenging a 3-1 home loss to the Philadelphia Union, but instead settled for a 2-2 draw at Talen Energy Stadium in the second match of a home-and-home. After falling behind on a Marco Fabian goal inside of four minutes, Dom Dwyer and Santiago Patino struck for second-half tallies to give the Lions a late 2-1 lead. But Kacper Przybylko scored even later, netting the 90th-minute equalizer.


Playoff hopes for Columbus (5-13-2) are fading fast after a 2-1 home defeat to the Seattle Sounders was the club's fourth consecutive and eighth consecutive game without a win. Pedro Santos scored from the penalty spot to give Crew SC an early lead, but Nico Lodeiro leveled with a 56th-minute penalty kick and won it deep in stoppage time with his second goal.


This is the second meeting this year, with Orlando City SC winning 2-0 at MAPFRE Stadium June 29 on goals by Chris Mueller and Tesho Akindele in each half.


Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2019 MLS Match Preview - Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Cristian Higuita (M) - hamstring injury
    • OUT: Shane O'Neill (D) - concussion
    • QUESTIONABLE: Joao Moutinho (D) - quad injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Robin Jansson (D) - rib contusion
  • Suspended: Sacha Kljestan (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: Robin Jansson (D)
  • International duty:  None


Columbus Crew SC

Orlando City SC vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2019 MLS Match Preview - Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Federico Higuain (M) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Jonathan Mensah (D) - right knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: David Accam (F) - thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Josh Williams (D) - right heel injury
  • Suspended:None
  • Suspended after next caution: David Guzman (M)
  • International duty:  None


Series Matchup at Orlando City SC


  • Orlando City SC: 2 wins, 11 goals
  • Crew SC: 2 wins, 11 goals
  • 2 draws


Officials


  • Referee: Dave Gantar
  • Assistant Referees: Richard Gamache, Kyle Longville
  • 4th Official: Elvis Osmanovic
  • VAR: Caleb Mendez