Orlando City Travel will meet the New York Red Bulls on Saturday
ORLANDO, Florida (Orlando City SC) – – Orlando City SC (3-0-3, 12 points) heads back to the New York Red Bulls (2-4-0, 6 points) at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday, May 29th. The kick-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET. Coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX35 PLUS.
The game presented by OUC is not only broadcast locally on FOX35 PLUS, but can also be streamed on LionNation TV, while it is broadcast on Real Radio 104.1 in English and Acción 97.9FM, 810 a.m. in Spanish.
“Red Bulls have a special style of play that has been very consistent for years, and Gerhard [Struber] continued with the same structure, “said Oscar Pareja, Orlando City head coach.” We know that, but at the same time it’s a team with intensity and the initiative to consistently play where they want and when they want. Sometimes they are fragile from this forward intent, but they do a good job, they have a good team, we always respect the coach’s various initiatives and we try to neutralize them. “
The Lions will look to expand their unbeaten run to seven consecutive results to kick off the campaign after beating Toronto FC 1-0 at Exploria Stadium last Saturday. Tesho Akindele scored the eventual winner for City in the 12th minute and headed the goal with a ball from the newcomer Silvester van der Water. Goalkeeper Pedro Gallese scored five best saves of the season in the game to keep the goal.
Gallese is at the top of the table with Nashville SC goalkeeper Joe Willis with four shutouts at the beginning of the year. Nani leads the Lions by three goals this season but will miss Saturday’s game, which will be played for the second time in a two-game suspension this weekend.
The Red Bulls are coming into the weekend to recover from a 3-1 defeat in the New England Revolution last Saturday. Andrés Reyes scored the opening goal for the guests in the seventh minute of the game, which was answered by Gustavo Bou in the 36th minute. Reyes was then sent off two minutes later, forcing the Red Bulls to downplay a man for the rest of the game. Taj Buchanan and Adam Buksa would score the remaining two finishes for the Revs, scoring in stoppage time in the first half and in the 82nd minute, respectively.
Caden Clark leads New York with three results this season, followed by Cristian Cásseres Jr. with two. Fábio Roberto Gomes Netto is at the top of the templates, with a total of four in 2021.
After Saturday’s game in New Jersey, the Lions will have a three-week break from play that will return to the field on Saturday, June 19 against Toronto FC, before their first full-capacity audience on Tuesday against the San Jose Earthquakes align. June 22nd at Exploria Stadium.