Everything looks great for Orlando City’s upcoming season as the Lions continue to leave an amazing impression playing against other MLS side such as Real Salt Lake in today’s training scrimmage.
The guys scored 5 goals in total to “beat” 5-2 RSL in a series of training matches to prepare for 2018 campaign. Sacha Kljestan and Chris Mueller scored once more and keep increasing expectations for their performances in the following games.
Moreover, Brazilian striker Stefano Pinho, a Montverde Academy youngster and an own goal completed the session for Orlando.
On the other hand, Colombian midfielder Christian Higuita played for 30 minutes after not being part of the team on the last three scrimmages against Jacksonville University, Minnesota United FC and Philadelphia Union.
Taking in account these preseason matches it is sure Orlando City will count with an aggressive play-style based on Sacha’s precision and a fierce young striker as Chris Mueller. The youngster continues to appear on the score sheet against MLS sides full of competitive pro players, providing Lions’ fans with a unique feeling: a –potential- great discovery.
Although these are only preseason exhibitions games where both teams create and try different things looking forward to the real competition, it’s important to point out Orlando City has scored 3+ goals in every training scrimmage played.
In addition, analyzing how fast the Lions’ chemistry it’s giving results, it’s clear all the offensive signings made by head coach Jason Kreis were well planned and executed.
Injuries and transfers: good news
Josue Colmán could be returning to trainings next week according to Kreis words at the end of the scrimmage. However, he is attending to trainings to support his teammates and continue bonding.
On the other hand, Kreis assured Uri Rosell will take a flight in the following days and is expected to join trainings by next week. His arrival would complete Orlando City’s roster for 2018 season, which starts next Saturday, March 3, against DC United.