The Assist: Orlando City at Philadelphia Union - March 25, 2023

March 24, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Orlando City SC News Release

The Need to Know:

Date & Time: Saturday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Subaru Park, Chester, PA

Competition: MLS Regular Season

Where to Watch/Listen:

Broadcast: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV - Free

English Radio: Real Radio 104.1 FM

Spanish Radio: Acción 97.9 FM

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The Story:

A number of Lions will be away for this weekend's match due to international duty, with Pedro Gallese and Wilder Cartagena representing Peru while Facundo Torres is away with the Uruguayan National Team. For the U.S., Favian Loyola and Alex Freeman have been called into camp with the U-19s while Mikey Halliday and Thomas Williams are away representing the U-20 National Team.

Designated Player Martín Ojeda scored his first goal as a Lion last week after being acquired this past offseason from Godoy Cruz.

Forward Duncan McGuire tallied his first professional assist last weekend, his second-consecutive match with a goal contribution.

Quote of the Week:

"You always have to be ready no matter what, whether you don't think you're gonna play, you think you're gonna play, you always got to be ready, always being prepared and treating every game like you're going to be the one playing," Stajduhar said. "I think it's also taught me patience. No situation is permanent and things can change like that. So, I'd say patience and preparedness for sure."

- Goalkeeper Mason Stajduhar on potentially getting the start in net

Current Form

Lions' Last Match: Charlotte FC 2, Orlando City 1, (3/18/23, Exploria Stadium)

Goal-Scorers: Enzo Copetti, Kerwin Vargas; Martín Ojeda

Phildelphia Union: Montréal 3, Philadelphia Union 2, (3/18/23, Montréal Olympic Stadium

Goal-Scorers: Romell Quioto (2), Chinonso Offor; Mikeal Uhre (2)

Against the Opposition:

Series Record: 4-7-4 (Home: 2-2-3, Away: 2-5-1)

Last Match Up: PHI 5, ORL 1 (9/10/22, Subaru Park)

Next Up: Orlando City vs. Nashville SC

Date & Time: Saturday, April 1, 7:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Exploria Stadium, Orlando Fla.

Broadcast: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV | FM 96.9 The Game | Acción 97.9FM

Competition: MLS Regular Season

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