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.
5 things to know about Orlando City SC this year
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City Soccer is back in action this weekend. Before the first the game, here are five things fans should know about the team this year:New coachOscar Pareja will be coaching Orlando City this season. pic.twitter.com/140UsJIcCe — Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) February 22, 2020He has coached two other teams in the MLS, Pareja coached the Colorado Rapids from 2012-2014 and FC Dallas from 2014-2018. New goaliePedro Gallese is the projected starting goalie for Orlando City this year. #VamosOrlando — Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) February 21, 2020Dom DwyerDom Dwyer will not play in the first game of the year.
Downtown Orlando roads to close for weekend events
ORLANDO, Fla. - It'll be a busy weekend in downtown Orlando with traffic and road closures to go along with it. Between Friday and Monday, the area will host Gators vs. Hurricanes football, an Orlando City Soccer game, a Backstreet Boys concert and the first day of classes for the University of Central Florida's new campus, which is expected to bring 8,000 new students and staff members to downtown Orlando. Ahead of the sizable events, city officials have announced road closures and detours. More information about parking and transportation in downtown Orlando is available here. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Police seek men involved in carjacking near Orlando soccer stadium
ORLANDO, Fla.- - Two men stole a vehicle near the Orlando City Soccer stadium after pushing down its owner who refused to give them a dollar, police say. According to the report, the persons of interest approached the victim in a Camping World Stadium parking lot as he was changing his shirt next to his 2015 Jeep Cherokee. After pushing him down, they got into the SUV and drove away, Orlando police said. The men appeared to be in their late teens or early 20s and both were wearing dark blue shirts. If anyone has any information regarding the incident, call the Orlando Police Department at 407-246-2918 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).
Orlando City Soccer players evacuated from Charleston hotel following game
CHARLESTON – An Orlando City Soccer representative said the team is back safely in their hotel in Charleston after being evacuated Wednesday night. The players had returned to their hotel after their win against the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium. Authorities said Wednesday night that a shooting took place at a historic black church in Charleston, where multiple fatalities were reported. It's unclear what proximity the hotel is to the church where the shooting took place. The soccer team's representative said the priority was making sure the team was safe.
Orlando City Soccer breaks record, wins championship
Orlando City Soccer broke an attendance record after more than 20,000 fans packed the Citrus Bowl for the USL PRO Championship game on Saturday night. The Orlando City Lions beat the Charlotte Eagles, 7-4. [WATCH: Ian Fuller, Miguel Gallardo recap season | Game highlights]A team spokesperson told Local 6 there were 20,886 fans watching the game. The Lions, who won the championship in 2011, held their final practice on Friday in Sanford. "I think anybody who comes out to the Citrus Bowl tomorrow night will see Orlando is a soccer city, the soccer capital of the southeast," Rawlins said.