Orlando City - Preseason - Tampa Bay Rowdies
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MLS Preseason 2020: Orlando City SC tops Tampa Bay Rowdies in preseason bout

Orlando City SC continued its strong preseason, striking for a pair of second-half goals and picking up a 2-1 win over USL Championship side Tampa Bay Rowdies in a closed-door scrimmage at Exploria Stadium on Wednesday.

Neither side managed to break through in a scoreless first half, but Tampa Bay's Kyle Murphy would find the opener in the 49th minute after beating a defender and slotting home the finish. 

Orlando City would manage to level in the 70th minute, however, courtesy of a long-range blast from Jordan Bender.

The hosts then got their winner just six minutes later, on close-range headed finish from Junior Urso to provide what would stand as the decisive goal.

 

The result moves Orlando City to 4-0-0 on the 2020 preseason ahead of its next exhibition match, which will come against D.C. United at the University of South Florida on Saturday.

Goals

  • 49' - TBR - Kyle Murphy
  • 70' - ORL - Jordan Bender
  • 76' - ORL - Junior Urso

Lineups

Orlando City's lineup information for this closed-door friendly was not available

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