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.
49' GOAL Rowdies! @kmurph_19 with a silky move to round his defender and he lets it rip past Orlando's goalkeeper. The Rowdies lead 1-0.— Rowdies Gameday (@RowdiesGameday) February 13, 2020
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.
76' Goal Orlando. Header from point blank range puts the hosts up 2-1 with about 15 to go.— Rowdies Gameday (@RowdiesGameday) February 13, 2020
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.
- 49' - TBR - Kyle Murphy
- 70' - ORL - Jordan Bender
- 76' - ORL - Junior Urso
Orlando City's lineup information for this closed-door friendly was not available