Know Your Opponent: New York City FC
The boys are back to work on Wednesday at Exploria Stadium after having the weekend off due to a postponed match. The Lions will be hosting NYCFC with kickoff set for 7:30 pm ET. Here is what you need to know about City's opponents:
Key Transactions and Player News
NYCFC was relatively quiet with acquisitions during the offseason. The Bronx side made Keaton Parks' loan permanent from Benfica after a solid season in 2019. The other notable moves were acquiring Gedion Zelalem, Gudmundur Thorarinsson and Nicolas Acevedo. Zelalem and Thorarinsson debuted for NYCFC in the Group A opener against Philly.
The recent headline move was the unexpected loan of Alexandru Mitrita to Al-Ahli.
Injury Report: Gedion Zelalem (knee injury), Tayvon Gray (not medically cleared), Maxi Moralez (knee injury 9/12, out 4-6 weeks) and Heber (torn ACL 9/23, out for season) are all listed as out on the MLS Injury Report.
NYCFC is 3-2-0 in their last five matches and currently sit 5th in the Eastern Conference standings four points behind City. Their most recent match was a 2-1 loss to New England at home on Sunday.
The Lions were 1-0-2 against New York City in 2019 and have won the only meeting this season that came back in July during the MLS is Back Tournament Group Stage.
Rasmussen College Fact
You have to go back to July 26th, 2018 for the last time Orlando lost to NYCFC.
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