Orlando City B Secures Third Win at Home with 2-1 Victory over Madison
MONTVERDE, Fla. - Orlando City B (3-5-3, 12 points) turned a previous 2-1 loss against Forward Madison FC (2-6-2, 8 points) around on Friday, giving the Lions a 2-1 win at home. Friday's win served as the team's fourth consecutive match in which they secured a point.
Forward and captain Rafael Santos opened the scoring for the second consecutive game with a long range effort from outside the box. Friday's opening goal served as his second professional goal, both within a week span. His goal against FC Tucson on May 31 was voted by fans as USL Goal of the Week in Week 10.
Thiago De Souza doubled the lead for OCB in the 62nd minute, scoring a right-footed shot from outside the box into the right corner. His goal served as his third goal of the season. He is now tied for most goals scored thus far for OCB alongside midfielder Koby Osei-Wusu.
It was De Souza's second point on the night after assisting on Santos' opening goal.
Forward Madison's Brian Bement put a goal on the board for the Flamingos.
Orlando City B faces a quick turnaround as it hosts FC Tucson on Wednesday, June 12 at Montverde Academy. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Teams 1 2 F
Orlando City B 1 1 2
Forward Madison 0 1 1
ORL - Rafael Santos (Thiago De Souza) 23'
ORL - Thiago De Souza (Serginho) 63'
MAD - Brian Bement (Brandon Eaton) 89'
Orlando City B - GK Christian Herrera; D Matheus Silva, Nathan Simeon; M Randy Mendoza, Austin Amer, Leo Simas, Ates Diouf (Koby Osei-Wusu 78'), Serginho; F Thiago De Souza, Rafael Santos © (Will Bagrou 58'), Jordan Bender (Steven Hernandez 74')
Unused Substitutes: GK Luca Mancuso; D Jordan Hill; F Tresor Mbuyu, Luc Granitur
Forward Madison FC - GK Brian Sylvestre; D Carl Schneider (Jiro Toyama 66'), Shaun Russell, Connor Tobin ©, Christian Diaz; M Ally Ng'Anzi (Brian Bement 58') , Eric Leonard, Jeff Michaud; F Don Smart, Paulo Junior, JC Banks (Brandon Eaton 84')
Unused Substitutes: GK Ryan Coulter; M Vit Niziyimana, Zaire Bartley; F Danny Tenorio
Details of the Game:
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Date: June 7, 2019
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