Orlando City and New York City FC go all the way back to the beginning of their respective existences in MLS. They’ll meet for the 19th time in all competitions this Saturday in Orlando, their first encounter since Schlegel saved Gudmunder Thorarinsson’s penalty kick to propel Orlando City to victory in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. The matches against [NYCFC] have a tendency to be very emotional,” said Orlando City Head Coach Oscar Pareja.
Jesus Medina finishing off the play after a smart run into the box. Medina’s goal was NYCFC at its slick, attacking best and set the tone for a commanding 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union last weekend. Across the Hudson River earlier in the day, the Red Bulls won by the same scoreline, in no small part due to new forward Fabio’s tremendous hold-up play.
New York City FC (2-1-0) vs. Orlando City SC (1-0-2) Orlando, Florida; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Orlando City SC +137, New York City FC +172, Draw +266; over/under is 2.5 goals BOTTOM LINE: New York City FC comes into a matchup against Orlando City SC after putting together two straight shutout wins. Orlando City SC finished 11-4-8 overall a season ago while going 8-1-3 at home.