Full time: Orlando City 2, LAFC 2. A draw is a draw. Thanks for following along, we’ll have more content soon.
78th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Diego Rossi with a great goal on a give-and-go with Diomande to tie it up. Time to push for a winner here!
20th minute: Goal Orlando. Benji Michel with the tap-in after beating Eddie Segura to the ball. LAFC now down.
13th minute: Goal Orlando. They go direct off the kickoff, and Nani chips Miller to tie it up quickly. Game on.
12th minute: GOOOOOOOOOOOL LAFC! Adrien Perez gets his debut goal by pouncing on a loose ball in the box. Good start!
Adrien Perez makes his first start for LAFC, and Lee Nguyen, Josh Perez, Tristan Blackmon and Tyler Miller all come in to the XI. Only 5 names on the bench for this one.
Orlando have Nani healthy enough to start, as well as Dom Dwyer starting up top. Chris Mueller on the bench could be a tricky option later in the game for LAFC.
Both teams will be shorthanded due to the FIFA International match window.
LAFC will be without starting defender Walker Zimmerman (USA), midfielders Eduard Atuesta (Colombia U-23) and Mark-Anthony Kaye (Canada), and newly-acquired forward Brian Rodriguez (Uruguay).
Orlando City will be without their Canadian trio of Will Johnson, Tesho Akindele, and Kamal Miller. James O’Connor’s squad will also be without Carlos Ascues (Peru), and Jhegson Sebastian Mendez (Ecuador).
Look for both teams to trot out experimental lineups on Saturday due to the numerous absences of regular starters.
Vegas currently favors LAFC at (-135), while listing Orlando City as home underdogs (+300). The odds for a draw are currently listed at (+315) (Via Bovada).
How to Watch:
This Saturday’s tilt between LAFC and Orlando City will be televised by YouTubeTV (LA), KVMD (LA) and ESPN+ starting at 4:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
The game will also be carried by local radio affiliates ESPN 710 and KFWB 980.