Orlando City SC jumped out to a 2-0 halftime lead, and then made it a rout with three goals in the first five minutes of the second half, finishing with a 6-2 home win over the New England Revolution to win the Orlando City Invitational.
The scoring opened with Uri Rosell converting a penalty kick in the 29th minute, and then forcing the issue less than three minutes later with a low cross sent goalward, resulting in an own goal off the Revolution's Brandon Bye.
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The match opened up in the second half with Josue Colman, set up by Cameron Lindley, scoring less than two minutes in. That was quickly followed by Rosell setting up another goal, this one an assist to Santiago Patino. Then, Colman added an assist to his goal, finding Cristian Higuita to make it 5-0 in the 50th, and adding to the exuberance for Orlando fans — including new signing Nani, who was on hand for the festivities, but not yet in the squad.
Teal Bunbury would salvage some pride for the Revs, scoring on a header in the 81st minute to spoil the clean sheet, and then scoring again just before the final whistle sounded.
- ORL - Uri Rosell 29' (PK)
- ORL - Brandon Bye 32' (OG)
- ORL - Josue Colman 47'
- ORL - Santiago Patino 49'
- ORL - Cristian Higuita 50'
- ORL - Dillon Powers 56' (PK)
- NE - Teal Bunbury 81'
- NE - Teal Bunbury 90'
Orlando City: GK - Greg Ranjitsingh; Hamady Dioup, Matheus Silva, Lamine Sane, Dillon Powers; Cristian Higuita (Jordan Bender 71’), Cameron Lindley, Uri Rosell; Santiago Patino (Moussa Sabaly 85’), Josue Colman (Ates Diouf 85’), Benji Michel
New England: GK - Matt Turner, Edgar Castillo, Michael Mancienne, Antonio Delamea, Brandon Bye, Luis Caicedo (Wilfried Zahibo 52’), Cristian Penilla (Justin Rennicks 52’), Diego Fagundez, Tajon Buchanan, Teal Bunbury, Carles Gil (Juan Agudelo 67’)