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Orlando City B Takes 2-2 Draw against FC Cincinnati 2

August 29, 2022 - MLS NEXT Pro (MLS NEXT Pro) - Orlando City B News Release


KISSIMMEE, Fla. (Aug. 29, 2022) - Orlando City B (6-10-5, 25 points) battled to a 2-2 draw on Monday night against FC Cincinnati 2 (4-14-3, 17 points) at Osceola County Stadium, eventually falling in the end-of-regulation shootout to keep its points earned at one.

The match saw Favian Loyola score a brace for the second time this campaign, now with five goals for Orlando City B this season. After playing in the league on an Academy contract thus far, it was announced earlier this afternoon that Loyola had inked an MLS NEXT Pro contract with the Club.

Victor Yan and Mikey Halliday each earned assists on the night, the former recording his second of the season and the latter the first of his professional career.

The Lions will return to action on Friday, Sept. 2, traveling to take on New England Revolution II at Gillette Stadium in a 5:30 p.m. ET kickoff.

Orlando City B Head Coach Martín Perelman:

"It was a tough game. I think we had a good first half, we created many situations to score. Again, we couldn't put the ball inside the goal and then we suffered. We made some mistakes in the second half and played to the draw, then penalties are penalties, but we earned the draw so it's okay."

Scoring Summary:

14' Favian Loyola (Victor Yan) - OCB 1, CIN 0

The Lions opened the scoring with Mikey Halliday and Victor Yan combining down the right flank, with Yan eventually cutting a ball back across the face of goal to find Favian Loyola at the center of the area to send in the finish.

54' Calvin Harris - OCB 1, CIN 1

The visitors leveled on the counter-attack, with Nick Markanich striking a ball that was initially saved by Orlando City B goalkeeper Javier Otero. The rebound fell to the head of Calvin Harris however, who was able to net the equalizer.

56' Nick Markanich (Morgan Marshall) - CIN 2, OCB 1

Cincinnati quickly took the lead with a ball from Morgan Marshall finding Nick Markanich in the area for the finish.

60' Favian Loyola (Mikey Halliday) - OCB 2, CIN 2

Orlando answered just four minutes later, with Mikey Halliday tapping a ball to Favian Loyola in the area, who roofed a left-footed shot to secure the brace on the evening.

Match Notes:

Favian Loyola scored his fourth and fifth goals in MLS NEXT Pro this campaign, marking his second multi-goal performance of the season.

Mikey Halliday earned his first professional assist in the match.

Victor Yan tallied his second assist for the Lions on Loyola's first half finish.

Head Coach Martín Perelman made two changes to his starting lineup from the side's last match, with Mikey Halliday and Alejandro Granados re-entering for the Lions.

Next Match: Orlando City B returns to action on Friday, Sept. 2, traveling to take on New England Revolution II in a 5:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium.

Teams 1 2 F

Orlando City B 1 1 2 (6)

FC Cincinnati 2 0 2 2 (7)

Scoring Summary:

OCB - Favian Loyola (Victor Yan) 14'

CIN - Calvin Harris 54'

CIN - Nick Markanich (Morgan Marshall) 56'

OCB - Favian Loyola (Mikey Halliday) 60'

End-of-Regulation Shootout Summary:

OCB - Favian Loyola (Goal)

CIN - Calvin Harris (Goal)

OCB - Thomas Williams (Goal)

CIN - Ramathan Musa (Goal)

OCB - Brandon Hackenberg (Goal)

CIN - Morgan Marshall (Goal)

OCB - Tyler Prebenda (Goal)

CIN - Khris Turcios (Goal)

OCB - Alejandro Granados (Goal)

CIN - Nicque Daley (Goal)

OCB - Javier Otero (Goal)

CIN - Kai Thomas (Goal)

OCB - Andrew Forth (Miss)

CIN - Zico Bailey (Goal)

Misconduct Summary:

OCB - Victor Yan (Yellow Card) 25'

OCB - Diego Pareja (Yellow Card) 33'

CIN - Musa Ramathan (Yellow Card) 38'

OCB - Alex Freeman (Yellow Card) 40'

OCB - Andrew Forth (Yellow Card) 75'

Lineups/Substitutions:

Orlando City B - GK Javier Otero; D Ignacio Galván (Brandon Hackenberg 67'), Thomas Williams, Andrew Forth ©, Alex Freeman (Tyler Prebenda 78'); M Diego Pareja (Ian Silva 72'), Alejandro Granados, Victor Yan (Erick Gunera 46'); F Nick Taylor, Favian Loyola, Mikey Halliday

Substitutes Not Used: GK Dominic Pereira; D Dominic Bell, Tahir Reid-Brown; M Zakaria Taifi

FC Cincinnati 2 - GK Evan Louro ©; D Kai Thomas, Ramathan Musa, David Garcia; M Nick Markanich (Daniel Martin 85'), Harrison Robledo (Khris Turcios 46'), Zico Bailey, Gerardo Valenzuela (Bryan Sánchez 67'), Morgan Marshall; F Calvin Harris, Arquimides Ordóñez (Nicque Daley 79')

Substitutes Not Used: GK Nico Campuzano; D Owen Noverr; M Mario Penagos

Details of the Game:

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Weather: Clear

Date: Aug. 29, 2022

Stats:

Possession:

OCB - 40.5%

CIN - 59.5%

Shots:

OCB - 16

CIN - 16

Saves:

OCB - 5

CIN - 6

Fouls:

OCB - 17

CIN - 14

Corners:

OCB - 5

CIN - 5


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