ORLANDO. Orlando City found a way to reverse the score against Columbus Crew to win 2-1. It was Columbus Crew to strike first with a goal of D. Etienne at the 38′. Then it was a goal in the 56′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, F. Torres gave the win to Orlando City in the 84′ minute with a penalty.
The match was played at the Exploria Stadium stadium in Orlando on Sunday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. The referee was Alex Chilowicz who was helped by Frank Anderson and Corey Rockwell. The 4th official was Eric Tattersall. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot at 28.4 degrees Celsius or 83.19 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 66%.
None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. Orlando City was in possession of the ball for 46% of the time vs. Columbus Crew that controlled the ball for 54% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Columbus Crew was more pushing with 49 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 6 were on target. Even so, Orlando City was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Orlando City shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, Columbus Crew shot 13 times, 6 on target, 7 off target.
Orlando City received 6 yellow cards (C. Araujo, K. Smith, B. Michel, Urso Junior, I. Angulo and W. Cartagena). On the opposite side, Columbus Crew received 3 yellow cards (P. Santos, D. Nagbe and M. Degenek).
After playing this encounter, Orlando City will have 48 points like Inter Miami to sit in the 7th place. Talking about the opposition, Columbus Crew will stay with 46 points to hold in the 8th place.
In the next match in the Major League Soccer, Orlando City will play away against Montreal Impact on the 17th of October with a 8-8 head to head stats.
Orlando City – Formation
Orlando City adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Óscar Alexander Pareja Gómez decided to play with the following team: Pedro Gallese, Ruan , Rodrigo Schlegel , João Moutinho , Kyle Smith , César Araújo , Júnior Urso , Facundo Torres , Mauricio Pereyra , Iván Angulo and Ercan Kara .
The home team had on the bench: Wilder Cartagena, Andrés Perea, Michael Halliday, Thomas Williams, Nicholas Gioacchini, Tesho Akindele, Benji Michel , Mason Stajduhar and Jake Mulraney.
Orlando City made 5 changes: E. Kara for B. Michel (74′), I. Angulo for T. Akindele (87′), F. Torres for A. Perea (89′), M. Pereyra for W. Cartagena (89′) and Urso Junior for M. Halliday (90′).
Best player: Mauricio Pereyra
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Orlando City was Mauricio Pereyra even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 47 passes (82% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 2 crosses.
Columbus Crew – Formation
Also Columbus Crew adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Caleb Porter played with: Eloy Room, Steven Moreira , Jonathan Mensah , Miloš Degenek , Pedro Santos , Artur , Darlington Nagbe , Luis Díaz , Lucas Zelarayán , Derrick Etienne Junior and Cucho Hernández .
They had on the bench: Jalil Anibaba, William Sands, James Omonigho Igbekeme, Mohamed Farsi, Aidan Morris , Kevin Molino , Evan Bush, Erik Hurtado and Josh Williams.
Columbus Crew made 4 changes: D. Etienne for K. Molino (40′), Artur for A. Morris (71′), S. Moreira for M. Farsi (72′) and J. Mensah for E. Hurtado (90′).
Best player: Derrick Etienne Junior
The player that probably impressed the most for Columbus Crew was Derrick Etienne Junior.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 14 passes (85% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 1. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.
- Seattle Sounders – SJ Earthquakes – 2-2
- Real Salt Lake – Portland Timbers – 3-1
- Minnesota United – Vancouver Whitecaps – 2-0
- Los Angeles FC – Nashville SC – 0-1
- Houston Dynamo – LA Galaxy – 1-3
- Dallas – Sporting KC – 2-1
- Austin – Colorado Rapids – 1-1
- Philadelphia Union – Toronto – 4-0
- Orlando City – Columbus Crew – 2-1
- New York RB – Charlotte – 2-0
- Inter Miami – Montreal Impact – 1-3
- DC United – Cincinnati – 2-5
- Chicago Fire – New England – 1-1
- Atlanta United – New York City – 1-2