ORLANDO, Fla. (June 12, 2018) – In the fourth match of a five-game road trip, Orlando City SC (6-7-1, 19 points) travels to face the Montreal Impact (4-11-0, 12 points) on Wednesday, June 13. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Stade Saputo.
The match will be locally televised on WRDQ TV27 and streamed on YouTube TV. It will also be broadcast on FM 96.9 The Game in English and La Nueva 990 AM in Spanish.
“I think we need to continue to look at ourselves, look at the areas that we need improvement on,” Lions head coach Jason Kreis said. “We’re doing so many good things from 18 to 18 but it’s about scoring the goals now. When we’re playing well, we need to capitalize on our momentum and reward ourselves with a goal to put ourselves on the front foot and put ourselves in a more positive mindset. We’re getting ready. Over the last two days, just from looking at the guys’ faces, you see that everybody recognizes how big of a situation this is and how big of a game this is.”
Wednesday’s match will be City’s fourth over the course of 12 days and the fourth of a five-game road trip. The trip will conclude on June 20 when the Lions face D.C. United in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16.
The Lions are coming off a 5-2 loss in Vancouver on Saturday. Kei Kamara started the scoring for the Whitecaps in the 36th minute. City was reduced to 10 men when Mohamed El-Munir was shown a second yellow card in the 58th minute but Sacha Kljestan equalized in the 64th. Vancouver scored four goals in the last 15 minutes before Dom Dwyer scored on the game’s final touch.
Dwyer leads the Lions with seven goals in eight appearances in 2018. Josué Colmán has been credited with an assist on City’s last four MLS goals. Colmán and Chris Mueller are tied with Kljestan for second on the team with four assists, while Yoshimar Yotun leads the Lions with five.
Montreal is coming off a 2-0 loss at FC Dallas on Saturday. Matteo Mancosu put in an own goal in the eighth minute before Mauro Diaz converted from the penalty spot in the 18th.
Ignacio Piatti leads the Impact with five goals. He also leads the team and is tied with eight other players for fourth in MLS with six assists. Goalkeeper Evan Bush is the current league-leader in saves with 71 this season.
Saturday’s match will be the first of back-to-back league matches against the Impact for the Lions. City will face Montreal in its return to Orlando City Stadium on Saturday, June 23, for the Club’s Pride in Our City match.