2019-09-07-ORL-LAFC

2019 MLS Regular Season – Week 27
Orlando City SC vs. Los Angeles Football Club
Exploria Stadium – Orlando
September 7 – 7:30 PM ET


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


Four points below the playoff line in the Eastern Conference, Orlando City SC look to respond from back-to-back losses when they host an LAFC side smarting from a first home defeat of the season. 


Orlando (9-13-7) were shut out for a second consecutive match and have now scored just three goals in their last five following a 3-0 loss against the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday night at Avaya Stadium. Chris Wondolowski scored a first-half brace after Magnus Eriksson put the hosts in front after three minutes. 


LAFC (19-4-5) suffered their first loss since July 19 and first defeat at home, falling to Minnesota United 2-0 Sunday night. Mason Toye struck for a first-half brace to lead the Loons, while LAFC were without injured superstar Carlos Vela, who sat with a hamstring injury sustained in a 3-3 draw with the LA Galaxy August 25.

Orlando City SC vs. Los Angeles Football Club | 2019 MLS Match Preview - Orlando

Orlando vs. LAFC

Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 PM ET
Exploria Stadium

Orlando City SC vs. Los Angeles Football Club | 2019 MLS Match Preview - LAFC
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Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC vs. Los Angeles Football Club | 2019 MLS Match Preview - Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Joao Moutinho (D) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Ruan (D) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Mauricio Pereyra (M) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Dom Dwyer (F), Uri Rosell (M)
  • International duty:  Kamal Miller (D), Will Johnson (M), Jhegson Mendez (M), Carlos Ascue (M)


Los Angeles Football Club

Orlando City SC vs. Los Angeles Football Club | 2019 MLS Match Preview - Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Javier Perez (M) - left ACL tear
    • QUESTIONABLE: Carlos Vela (F) - right hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Dejan Jaković (D) - right quad strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  Mark-Anthony Kaye (M), Diego Palacios (D), Walker Zimmerman (D), Brian Rodriguez (M), Eduard Atuesta (M)


Series Matchup at Orlando City SC


  • This is the first all-time meeting between Orlando City SC and LAFC at Exploria Stadium. LAFC won the first all-time meeting, 4-1, at Banc of California Stadium last July.


Officials


  • Referee: Alan Kelly
  • Assistant Referees: Eric Weisbrod, Claudiu Badea
  • 4th Official:Christopher Penso
  • VAR: Caleb Mendez