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The Assist: Orlando City SC at New York City FC - September 20, 2023

September 19, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Orlando City SC News Release


The Need to Know:

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 20, 7:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Citi Field; Queens, N.Y.

Competition: MLS Regular Season

Where to Watch/Listen:

Broadcast: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass

English Radio: FM 96.9 The Game

Spanish Radio: Acción 97.9 FM

The Story:

Ramiro Enrique bagged his first brace as a Lion finishing off City's comeback win over the Crew on Saturday. The first goal came in the 86th minute and the game winner came deep into second half stoppage time.

Orlando City leads the league as the best team on the road with seven away wins throughout the 2023 regular season.

With Saturday's win, the Lions have moved up to second place in the Eastern conference standings. The Pigeons hold the 12th spot in the conference where there is a 19-point difference between the two sides.

Quote of the Week:

"We hosted them at Exploria Stadium at the start of the summer. We had a good game against them, and they tied it up in the 89th minute. There was a lot of frustration at that moment because we were waiting to record those points. They have changed some players in the last month, but they are a team with a lot of youth and a lot of talent, and that combination makes them a very dangerous team who has that initiative to always play well and to do crafty moves especially in the front. There is some difficulty playing in a field that is much narrower and smaller than a regular field and we need to adapt to that."

- Head Coach Oscar Pareja

Current Form:

Lions' Last Match: Orlando City 4, Columbus Crew 3 (9/16/23, Exploria Stadium)

Goal-Scorers: Martín Ojeda, Facundo Torres, Ramiro Enrique (2); Julian Gressel, Diego Rossi, Cucho Hernández

NYC's Last Match: New York City FC 0, New York Red Bulls 0 (9/16/23, Yankee Stadium)

Goal-Scorers: None

Against the Opposition:

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

Last Matchup: Orlando City 1, New York City FC 1 (5/17/23, Exploria Stadium)

Next Up: Orlando City SC vs. Inter Miami CF

Date & Time: Sunday, September 24, 7:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Exploria Stadium; Orlando, Fla.

Broadcast: Apple TV, FS1

Competition: MLS Regular Season


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