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Orlando City revela ilustrações e detalhes do projeto do novo estádio Lions iniciam venda de boletos de temporada para 2016

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Game Notes: Lions Battle to 1-1 Draw with Chicago Fire in Rainy Fixture; Improve Playoff Posture 

 In a game that featured multiple weather delays and torrential downpour, Orlando City SC (7-12-8, 29 points) battled to a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire (7-13-6, 27 points) at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on Saturday night, improving their posture in the Eastern Conference and delivering a spirited performance to the tens of thousands of loyal fans who weathered the rain to cheer on their squad. 
The draw moved the Lions into sixth place, one point ahead of the Montreal Impact and fellow expansion club New York City FC.

The Lions fell behind first, despite creating multiple close chances, when David Accam found the back of the net after sneaking his effort in at the near post.

City responded just seven minutes later though when Lewis Neal’s clipped ball into the box forced an own goal from Chicago center-back Eric Gehrig, who was battling in the air with rookie striker Cyle Larin.

In the second half, Orlando threatened on multiple occasions, with Kaka and Rivas both coming close to being heroes in the final 45. In the 57th minute, Rivas pulled the ball back to the Brazilian who was left unmarked on the edge of the area, setting up an effort from Kaka that skipped just wide of the far post.

With less than 10 minutes remaining in the game, the Colombian winger came close to propelling the Lions to victory when Larin rounded Gehrig and laid the ball off to Rivas, whose right-footed strike rattled off the post.

Despite City’s spirited approach to push for the winning goal in the final ten minutes of the game, the referee blew the final whistle after several close opportunities from set-pieces, resulting in a 1-1 final score.

“Obviously I am bitterly disappointed that we couldn’t finish on some of the quality chances we created this evening. A lot of the things we asked the players before the game to show commitment to, like a desire to win the game, I thought they showed it well,” said head coach Adrian Heath. “It was a really good game. They [Chicago] are always very dangerous on the break because their front four are very dynamic and athletic, so you always are susceptible to getting done on the counter attack. I thought we managed them quite well. In light of everything else that has gone on this evening, it could have been a huge three points for us. I thought our fans were incredible again. I imagine they’re all as wet as I’ve been this evening. It was an incredible show for our supporters and as I always say, they never cease to amaze me and their support was absolutely magnificent again this evening. We will take the point and go again next week.”

First Half:

4’ Speedy striker David Accam produced the game’s first real threatening chance, after being slipped in behind, curling an effort from inside the box high of the target. City center-half David Mateos did well to reduce his angle on goal.

6’ Two minutes later, Orlando responded when Cyle Larin capitalized on a costly turnover from the Fire in the midfield, driving deep into their half before hitting a left-footed effort just wide of the target.

17’ As the opening 45 approached the halfway point, the referee signaled for another weather delay, due to lightning.

18’ The match resumed after being delayed for over an hour as both teams took the field before a dedicated group of supporters held their ground to finish the game.

23’ Rivas bursted with pace at the Fire defense with the ball at his feet, setting up the ball wide for Lewis Neal, whose curling effort from the edge of the area was deflected before being collected by goalkeeper Sean Johnson.

30’ After being held quiet for the majority of the first half, Accam gave the Fire the lead 15 minutes before the break when he pulled an effort back to the near post, finding the back of the net.

37’ Just before the end of the first half, Lewis Neal’s carefully placed ball into the box resulted in a controversial own goal for the Fire, after Larin battled with center-back Eric Gehrig in the air, leading to a deflection off the defender’s back.

42’ Neal came close to giving Orlando the lead when Larin’s low cross found the Englishman completely unmarked on the back-post. With Johnson charing off his line, Neal attempted to go high and missed the target.

45 (+1) The referee blew the whistle for halftime, with both teams level 1-1 at the break.

Second Half:

57’ City’s best chance of the half came on a counter-attack when Rivas drug several defenders with him before laying the ball for an un-marked Kaká on the edge of the box. The Brazilian attempted to curl his effort into the bottom corner but narrowly missed the target.

65’ With both teams battling for a result, Orlando City continued to control time on the ball, dominating 62 percent of the possession.

73’ The Lions continued to probe in search of a decisive goal, but the Fire remained compact in behind the ball, making it difficult for City to break through.

76’ City was awarded a dangerous free-kick on the edge of the area after Lewis Neal was brought down, providing the home side with a set-piece in a dangerous area. Although Rivas’ effort was powerful, the Colombian was unable to clear the wall.

81’ Larin produced a bit of magic late in the game, skipping by Gehrig in the box before setting up Rivas for a golden opportunity. The winger, who had a comfortable look at goal, rattled his strike off the near post.

85’ Accam’s pace nearly proved costly on a late counter-attack, but City defender Corey Ashe did well to usher him wide.

90 (+2) Darwin Cerén nearly produced late-game heroics with a blistering effort from outside the box, but Johnson produced a world-class save to push it wide, resulting in a 1-1 final score.

Team 1 2 Final

Orlando City SC 1 0 1

Chicago Fire 1 0 1
Scoring Summary:

CHI: David Accam (Razvan Cocis) 30’

ORL: Eric Gehrig (Own Goal) 37’
Misconduct Summary:

ORL: Luke Boden (Yellow Card) 32’

ORL: Eric Gehrig (Yellow Card) 43’

CHI: Kennedy Igboananike (Yellow Card) 77’

ORL: Carlos Rivas (Yellow Card) 83’


Orlando City SC – GK Tally Hall, D Luke Boden, David Mateos, Aurelien Collin, Corey Ashe, M Darwin Ceren, Cristian Higuita (Servando Carrasco 86’), Kaka, Lewis Neal, Carlos Rivas, Cyle Larin (Pedro Ribeiro 82’)

Unused Subs: GK Earl Edwards Jr., D Tommy Redding, M Eric Avila, Bryan Rochez, Danny Mwanga

Chicago Fire – GK Sean Johnson, D Matt Polster, Eric Gehrig, Jeff Larentowicz, Joevin Jones, M Razvan Cocis, Michael Stephens, Patrick Nyarko (Harry Shipp 60’), Kennedy Igboananike, F Gilberto (Jason Johnson 60’), David Accam

Unused Subs: GK Jon Busch, D Greg Cochrane, Lovel Palmer, M Chris Ritter, Matt Watson

Match Facts:

Time of Match: 7:30 p.m. ET

Weather: Rainy

August 29, 2015

Attendance: 28, 921

ORL: 12

CHI: 12


ORL: 9

CHI: 5

ORL: 4

CHI: 1

ORL: 14

CHI: 10


ORL: 1

CHI: 2

Orlando City will travel to Gillette Stadium next weekend to face the New England Revolution on Saturday, September 5. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Lions will return to the Orlando Citrus Bowl on Sunday, September 13, to host Sporting Kansas City. Kick-off is 7:00 p.m. ET.

For more information on the 2017 season ticket waitlist, or to purchase group or individual tickets, visit http://www.OrlandoCitySC.com or call 855-ORL-CITY.


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Orlando City sofre duas expulsões e é superado pelo Toronto FC no Canadá


O Orlando City perdeu um jogador logo aos 35 minutos do primeiro tempo, outro no segundo tempo e acabou derrotado no Canadá pelo Toronto FC, por 5 a 0, nesse sábado, pela rodada de número 26 da Major League Soccer (MLS) 2015.
“Estamos obviamente desapontados com o resultado. Nós estacamos bem até o momento da expulsão. O plano de jogo estava funcionando bem e, obviamente, as expulsões custaram caro”, disse o técnico Adrian Heath.

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Central Florida’s premier motoring event since 2002, the Winter Park Concours d’Elegance, returns November 13-15, 2015 with enhanced event experiences over the weekend of motoring events.

The Winter Park Concours d’Elegance includes three days of exclusive experiences as one of the most highly-regarded, judged classic/exotic car shows in the United States.  The show annually attracts more than 10,000 attendees and features 150 of the world’s rarest and most collectible cars.

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Orlando City é superado fora de casa por Seattle Sounders

IMG_0195-0SEATTLE – 16 de agosto de 2015 – O Orlando City foi derrotado fora de casa pelo Seattle Sounders, nesse domingo, por 4 a 0, no confronto entre as duas equipes de maior público da temporada 2015 da Major League Soccer (MLS). Os Lions voltam a campo no sábado, no Canadá, para confronto com o Toronto FC, do atacante italiano Sebastian Giovinco.

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Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland ResortsToday at the D23 EXPO 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away. Continue reading

Rammstein returned to the U.S. stage

Rammstein returned to the U.S. stage for the first time in 10 years for one sold-out concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The venue’s more than 18,000 seats were snatched up for the special appearance within less than 30 minutes of going on sale, heralding Rammstein’s return with a frenzied fanfare on par with the German band’s elaborate stage presentation. On September 25, Island/UMe will release RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA in 2DVD and 2Blu-ray packages, pairing the incendiary Madison Square Garden concert, filmed and recorded in 5.1 surround, with a feature-length documentary directed by Hannes Rossacher.


Third Annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter” Event Coming to Universal Orlando Resort January 29-31, 2016

Special Vacation Packages Go On Sale August 19
Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. will host the third annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter,” a special gathering of Harry Potter fans from around the globe. The three-day weekend event will take place January 29 – 31, 2016 and will feature an array of experiences. Continue reading