Orlando City unbeaten streak at 11 after draw with NYCFC
ORLANDO, Fla. – Chris Mueller scored an early goal, Brian Rowe had seven saves, and Orlando City played New York City FC to a 1-1 tie on Wednesday night, extending its unbeaten streak to 11 games. Rowe, making his second start of the season in place of Pedro Gallese (international duty), has 10 saves and one goal allowed this season. The 31-year-old Rowe started every game last season and finished with seven shutouts. Keaton Parks put away his own rebound, after Rowe made a sliding stop at the top of the six-yard box. He scored into an empty net for New York City (8-7-3).
Guzan makes 6 saves, Atlanta, Orlando City play to 0-0 draw
ATLANTA – Brad Guzan made a diving stop in the 86th minute among his six saves, and Atlanta United settled for a scoreless draw with Orlando City on Wednesday night. It was Guzan's fifth shutout of the season and his third in the last five games for Atlanta (5-8-3). Orlando City (8-2-6) is unbeaten in its last 10 games. Goalkeeper Brian Rowe made his first start of the season and had three saves for Orlando City. Rowe started all 32 games and had seven shutouts for Orlando City in 2019.
Rossi, Prez help LAFC tie Orlando City 2-2
ORLANDO, Fla. - Adrien Prez scored his first MLS goal and Diego Rossi also connected to help Los Angeles FC tie Orlando City 2-2 on Saturday night. Los Angeles (19-4-6), which was without Carlos Vela for the second consecutive game, is winless in its last three matches - its longest such streak this season. Vela, who leads MLS with 27 goals this season, injured his hamstring in a 3-3 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Aug. 25. Benji Michel put away Ruan Carlos Gomes Costa da Silva's low cross with a sliding first-timer from point-blank range to give Orlando City a 2-1 lead in the 20th minute. Orlando (9-13-8) has just one win in its last five matches.
Orlando City gains 3 critical points in heated playoff chase
Associated PressORLANDO CITY, Fla. - Tesho Akindele scored his team-leading ninth goal in the 21st minute and Orlando City beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 on Wednesday night. Orlando City (9-11-6) jumped into a three-way tie for seventh place with Montreal and Toronto in the Eastern Conference. Akindele scored on one-timer from just off the penalty spot off a centering pass from Carlos Ascues. That climaxed a patient buildup in the offensive end with Oriol Rosell slotting the ball forward to Ascues in the box. Tim Melia, in goal for Sporting KC (7-11-7), had no chance on the Akindele goal, which was Orlando's only shot on target.
Akindele, Orlando City beat FC Dallas 2-0
ORLANDO, Fla. - Tesho Akindele scored against his former team in the 13th minute and Orlando City held on to beat FC Dallas 2-0 on Saturday night. Defender Ruan put in the leg work to get Akindele open. Ruan penetrated from the touchline into the middle of the attacking the third and sent in a through ball that allowed Akindele to directly challenge the goalkeeper with a one-timer. Carlos Ascues secured the victory with a second-half stoppage-time goal, finishing Sacha Kljestan's flick pass from close range. It was Ascues' first goal with Orlando City (8-11-5).
Orlando City falls 4-1 to red-hot New England
- Gustavo Bou scored three minutes into the match and the New England Revolution added three more goals in the second half to run its unbeaten streak to 11 games with a 4-1 victory over Orlando City on Saturday night. As Bou took the ball back just inside the box, he used a first touch to get free and, after a second touch. slotted the ball past Brian Rowe for this second goal in just his third game with New England. Turner, who made seven saves, lost his shutout when Tesho Akindele scored his seventh goal in the 77th minute. Orlando City dropped to 7-11-5.
White, Robles help Red Bulls hold off Orlando City, 1-0
ORLANDO, Fla. - Brian White scored, Luis Robles had four saves and the New York Red Bulls slipped past Orlando City 1-0 on Sunday night. Robles had his fifth shutout of the season and his first since June 1 for the Red Bulls (10-8-4). White scored in the 32nd minute, bouncing a sliding first-timer off goalkeeper Brian Rowe and into the net. Amro Tarek stole a careless pass near midfield and tapped it to Alejandro Romero Gamarra, who played a bending through pass to White for the finish from near the spot. Orlando City (7-10-5) had 62% possession and 18 shots, including three that drew iron.
Ebobisse scores in 83rd, Timbers tie Orlando City 1-1
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Timbers had plenty of opportunities to score on Thursday night. Jeremy Ebobisse scored on a header in the 83rd minute soon after subbing in to give the Timbers a 1-1 tie with Orlando City on a night both teams were tested for defensive depth. Santiago Patino scored for Orlando off of a deflection in the box from Moreira in the 44th minute. In a crowded box, Blanco got off a left-footed shot on the ground in the 17th minute, but missed wide right. Orlando City is tied for eighth in the Eastern Conference; Portland currently sits in ninth place in the west.
Patio, Rowe help Orlando City to 2-2 tie with Union
CHESTER, Pa. - Rookie Santiago Patio scored his first MLS goal, Brian Rowe made five saves, including a diving stop in injury time, and Orlando City tied the Philadelphia Union 2-2 on Sunday. In the third minute of stoppage time, Rowe's left-handed save of a header by Jack Elliott preserved the tie for Orlando City. Philadelphia (10-5-6) took a 1-0 lead when Marco Fabin slipped a headed a cross by Fabrice-Jean Picault just inside the far post in the fourth minute. Dom Dwyer's header of Lus Carlos Almeida da Cunha's entry on a set piece made it 1-1 in the 67th. The Union outshot Orlando City 21-7 and had 61.8% possession.
Wayne Rooney scores from 70 yards, DC United tops Orlando 1-0
Associated PressWASHINGTON - Wayne Rooney sent a 70-yard shot over the outstretched hand of goalkeeper Brian Rowe in the 10th minute and D.C. United held on for a 1-0 victory over Orlando City on Wednesday night. Rooney took advantage of an Orlando giveaway in its attacking half, looked up to see Rowe out of his area and hammered it to the goal line. D.C. United (8-4-6) snapped a five-game winless stretch -- with four draws during the span. Orlando (5-8-3) has just two wins in its last seven games. In the first matchup of the season, Rooney set up a goal and scored directly from a free kick to help D.C. United win 2-1 on March 31 in Orlando.