The hosts are heading into the tie on the back of a 3-5 defeat to DC United last Monday, while Inter Miami played out a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas in their last outing.
Orlando City will host Inter Miami in a Major League Soccer (MLS) fixture at Exploria stadium on Saturday night. The hosts are heading into the tie on the back of a 3-5 defeat to DC United last Monday, while Inter Miami played out a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas in their last outing. Orlando City are sitting at the sixth spot in the Eastern conference table with 25 points from 18 games, while the visitors, who have a game in hand, occupy ninth spot with 22 points.
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Orlando City showed great fighting spirit in their last outing. DC United took a three goal lead inside the opening 50 minutes courtesy of a hat-trick by Taxiarchis Fountas, Goals from Facundo Torres and Ercan Kara reduced the deficit for Orlando City, Kimarni smith restored DC United’s two goal lead before Alexander Pato converted a spot-kick to make it three goals for Orlando. But Niger Roberta’s injury-time goal sealed the win for DC United and handed Orlando their second consecutive league defeat.
Inter Miami, on the other hand, shared the spoils at FC Dallas after Leonardo Campana’s 88th-minute strike had canceled out Alan Velasco’s opener. The Herons have been in pretty decent form, winning three of their last five league games and sit just three points away from the playoff spot. The side from Florida has lost just once in the MLS since May.
Orlando goalkeeper Mason Stajduhar is sidelined with a jaw injury. Kara could lead the attack with Mulraney, Perea and Torres in support. Urso and Araujo would sit in front of the back-four. As for Inter Miami, Robbie Robinson is out with a hamstring issue, while Nick Marsman is nursing a back problem. Campana is expected to lead the attack with Duke providing the creative spark in the attacking midfielder’s role.
Orlando City probable starting lineup: Gallese; ruan, smith, Schlegel, Moutinho; Urso, Araujo; Mulraney, Perea, Torres, Kara
Inter Miami probable starting lineup: Calendar; Yedlin, Lowe, Sailor, Mcvey; Gregore, Ulloa; Taylore, duke, Lassiter; Campana.
The Major League Soccer encounter between Orlando City and Inter Miami will take place at the Exploria stadium and it will kickoff at 5:30 am IST on July 10, Sunday.
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