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New York City FC vs. Orlando City SC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 9
New York City FC vs. Orlando City SC
Yankee Stadium — Bronx
April 27 - 1:00 PM ET

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

New York City FC have appeared to turn the corner after a slow start, but they meet an Orlando City SC side that have wins in two of their last three games when the Eastern Conference foes square off at Yankee Stadium Saturday afternoon.

It wasn't pretty, but NYCFC (2-1-5) defeated the Chicago Fire, 1-0, on Wednesday for their first Yankee Stadium win of the season thanks to a Valentin Castellanos' ninth-minute goal. Orlando City SC (3-3-2) are coming off a 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on the weekend with Nani scoring the late winner.

This is the second meeting this season with the teams sharing the points in a 2-2 draw at Orlando City Stadium to open the 2019 season.

NYCFC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Alexandru Mitrita (F) - ankle injury
    • OUT: Ronald Matarrita (D) - calf injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Maxime Chanot (D)
  • International duty: None

Orlando City SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Alex De John (D) - hamstring strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Carlos Ascues (D) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at NYCFC

  • NYCFC: 3 wins, 13 goals
  • Orlando City: 2 wins, 8 goals
  • 1 draw

Officials

  • Referee: Drew Fischer
  • Assistant Referees: Logan Brown, Claudiu Badea
  • 4th Official: Mark Allatin
  • VAR: Edvin Jurisevic

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