Orlando City B Drops 2020 Season Opener at Tormenta FC
STATESBORO, Ga. (Aug. 1, 2020) - Orlando City B (0-1-0, 0 points) made its 2020 USL League One debut on Saturday night, falling 2-0 to South Georgia Tormenta FC (1-0-2, 5 points) at Erk Russell Park.
The match was the first at the helm for Head Coach Marcelo Neveleff, who rolled out a lineup that featured two 2020 MLS SuperDraft picks in Austin Aviza and Nick O'Callaghan as well as recent First Team Homegrown signee, Michael Halliday. The Lions' opening day lineup was heavy on youth, with all starters under the age of 24, including 16-year-old debutant Wilfredo Rivera.
Aviza, who was selected No. 44 overall earlier in the year by the Lions, made seven saves in the match including a point blank stop on Tormenta's Marco Micaletto in the 53rd minute. The home side, however, broke through three minutes later when Nil Vinyals rocketed a distance shot off the crossbar and in. Vinyals doubled the lead 14 minutes later.
The Lions will continue on the road in their next match, traveling to face New England Revolution II on Friday at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. ET.
Teams 1 2 F
Tormenta FC 0 2 2
Orlando City B 0 0 0
TRM - Nil Vinyals (Stefan Mueller) 56'
TRM - Nil Vinyals (Luca Mayr) 70'
TRM - Jordan Skelton (Yellow Card) 6'
ORL - Moises Tablante (Yellow Card) 41'
ORL - Wilfredo Rivera (Yellow Card) 44'
TRM - Abuchi Obinwa (Yellow Card) 45+1'
Orlando City B - GK Austin Aviza; D Nick O'Callaghan, Franklin Carabali (Jahlane Forbes 65'), Mateo Rodas ©, Michael Halliday; M Adam Ozeri (Theodore Ndje 77'), Jose Quintero, Austin Amer (Jonathan Rosales 61'); F Wilfredo Rivera (Aleksandar Gluvacevic 77'), Moises Tablante, Julian Kennedy (Juan Pablo Monticelli 63')
Unused Substitutes: GK Javier Otero
Tormenta FC - GK Pablo Jara; D Stefan Mueller, Joshua Phelps, Jordan Skelton, Rhys Williams (Daniel Jackson 72'); M Abuchi Obinwa (Ricardo Gomez 61'), Luca Mayr, Nil Vinyals; F Devyn Jambga (Jad Arslan 79'), Marco Micaletto, Pato Botello Faz
Unused Substitutes: GK Parker Siegfried; M Grant Hampton; F Mikie Rowe
Details of the Game:
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: August 1, 2020
About Orlando City B:
In September 2018, Orlando City B became a founding member of the United Soccer League (USL) League One. With previous stints in USL from 2010 to 14 and from 2016 to 17, OCB continues the Club's rich tradition in the league, having previously won two USL Pro championships and three regular-season titles.
The team plays its home matches at Osceola County Stadium, a 5400-seat venue on the grounds of the Orlando City SC Training Complex at Osceola Heritage Park. For more information on OCB, visit OrlandoCitySC.com.
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