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Orlando City B Fall Short to FC Tucson

June 12, 2019 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - Orlando City B News Release

MONTVERDE, Fla. - Orlando City B (3-6-3, 12 points) fell short, 2-1, to FC Tucson (4-4-3, 15 points) on Wednesday night. This served as the third of four matchups between the teams for the 2019 campaign.

Wednesday's match was the first time in six contests that OCB did not open the scoring after a goal from FC Tucson midfielder Jamael Cox came in the 44th minute. Tucson quickly doubled their lead when defender Kyle Venter scored with the last kick of the first half.

Forward Thiago De Souza put a goal on the board for the Lions in the 59th minute off a penalty kick. De Souza, who was named Week 11 Player of the Week, leads the Lions with four goals. This goal was his second consecutive goal, scoring one in OCB's last game on June 7 against Forward Madison.

Next Match

Orlando City B goes on the road to face Tormenta FC on Saturday, June 15. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET at Erk Russell Park.

Teams 1 2 F

Orlando City B 0 1 1

FC Tucson 2 0 2

Scoring Summary:

TUC - Jamael Cox 44'

TUC - Kyle Venter (Jordan Jones) 45 + 2'

OCB - Thiago De Souza 59' (PK)

Orlando City B - GK Christian Herrera; D Matheus Silva, Nathan Simeon, Jordan Hill (Steven Hernandez 53'), Leo Simas; M Ates Diouf ©, Serginho (Jordan Bender 76'), Austin Amer, F William Bagrou, Moises Tablante, Tresor Mbuyu (Thiago De Souza 49')

Unused Substitutes: GK Luca Mancuso; D Tanner Hummel; M Koby Osei-Wusu; F Luc Granitur

FC Tucson - GK Carlos Merancio; D Jose Carlos Terron, Lamar Batista, Kyle Venter, Luke Hauswirth; M Colin Stripling (Raheem Sommersall 72'), Erik Virgen (Devin Vega 67'), Jamael Cox, Devyn Jambga; F Guillermo Delgado (Eti Tavares 90+2'), Jordan Jones

Unused Substitutes: GK Rafael Guerreo; D Kody Wakasa; M Zach Wright; F Roy Abergil

Details of the Game:

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Weather: Clear

Date: June 12, 2019

Attendance: 183

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 the Montverde Academy, which is also home to the Club's Development Academy. For more information on OCB, visit

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