The Lions will face The Dolphins of Jacksonville University next Saturday in the first challenge for Orlando City this preseason before playing against tough MLS sides such as Real Salt Lake and Chicago Fire.
This exhibition match will be a good beginning for the squad since it will serve as a trial for young signings like Josue Colmán, Chris Mueller and Cam Lindley. However, it will start the engines for veterans as Sacha Kljestan and Will Johnson.
Definitely, Jacksonville men’s soccer roster has 30 available players, integrated by 4 goalkeepers, 6 defenders, 12 midfielders and 4 forwards. In relation to the league, they are part of NCAA Division 1, playing in ASUN Conference.
On the other hand, Mauricio Ruiz is the head coach, directing Armante’ Marshall and Matt Loughnane as assistant’s coaches.
Dolphins stats and information from last season
-Overall= 6-10-1 / Conference= 2-3-1
-Home= 2-6-1/ Away: 3-4 / Neutral= 1-0
-Shots= 159 / Shots-per game= 9.4 / Shots on goal= 68
-Goals scored= 19 / Assists= 13
-Corner kicks= 69 / Penalty kicks= 2-2
-Yellow cards= 17 / Red cards= 2