With four goals in their victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, Orlando City scored twice as many times as they had in their previous 3 matches combined. All 3 goal scorers (Will Johnson, Dom Dywer (2), Josué Colmán) tallied their firsts of the season.
Orlando City hit the target 8 times in 15 shots this Saturday (53%). This is good news for the Lions as it shows they are becoming more clinical in the final third. Orlando recorded a season high 20 shots against Minnesota United, but only 4 of those were on target (20%).
The Lions all-time record against this Sunday’s opponent, the Portland Timbers. Orlando secured a 2-0 victory during their inaugural season at Providence park, picked up another win in Orlando in 2016, before falling 3-0 in Portland in 2017. They’ll look to improve that record at home this Sunday.
The number of wins for Portland in 2018. After dropping their first two matches of the season to the LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls, the Timbers have managed draws against FC Dallas and the Chicago Fire in their last two matches. They currently sit at a -5 goal differential and lead only the pointless Sounders in the Western Conference standings.
When Orlando City takes on Portland this weekend, it will be the 30th time Orlando City has played on a Sunday. Their record on the first day of week is 11-13-5.
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