Minnesota United FC vs. Orlando City SC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 24
Minnesota United vs. Orlando City SC
Allianz Field – Saint Paul
August 17 – 8:00 PM ET


Valuable points are up for grabs when Minnesota United meet Orlando City at Allianz Field Saturday night.

Sitting in second place in the Western Conference, just one point ahead of the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake, the Loons (12-8-5) are coming off a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids Wednesday night. Less than two minutes after his penalty kick was saved, Darwin Quintero ran onto a Kevin Molino through ball and slotted under a charging Clint Irwin for the lone goal in the 39th minute. 

Orlando City SC (9-11-6) are eighth in the Eastern Conference, level on points with seventh-place Montreal following a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City Wednesday night at Exploria Stadium. Tesho Akindele scored the lone goal in the 21st minute, his ninth of the season as the Lions extended an unbeaten streak to three games.

Minnesota vs. Orlando

Saturday, August 17 at 8:00 PM ET
Allianz Field


Minnesota United FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Osvaldo Alonso (M) - right leg injury
  • Suspended: Mason Toye (F)
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Orlando City SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Joao Moutinho (D) - hamstring injury
    • OUT: Ruan (D) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Cristian Higuita (M) - hamstring injury
    • PROBABLE: Kyle Smith (D) - facial laceration
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Minnesota United

  • Minnesota United: 1 win, 1 goal
  • Orlando City: 0 wins, 0 goals
  • 0 draws


  • Referee: Jair Marrufo
  • Assistant Referees:  Claudiu Badea, Chris Elliott
  • 4th Official:  Allen Chapman
  • VAR:  Edvin Jurisevic