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Orlando City SC vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2017 MLS Match Preview

Orlando City SC vs. Philadelphia Union
2017 MLS Regular Season
Orlando City Stadium – Orlando, Fla.
Sunday, Oct. 15 – 5 pm ET
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Columbus Crew SC will be fighting for a home playoff game – Orlando City will be honoring a legend.

Sunday’s match took an added significance for Orlando on Wednesday, when Kaká announced that he won’t return to the club after his contract expires this winter. That means Sunday’s contest will be the final regular season home game in Central Florida for the Brazilian legend, with the Orlando City faithful sure to send him off in grand fashion.

While the match doesn’t have much significance for Orlando beyond Kaká, it has plenty of meaning for Columbus. Crew SC have already clinched their berth in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs, but will want to move up from their fifth position in the East before the end of the regular season. They’ll have a good shot at doing that if they grab three points on Sunday, which – pending other results – could vault them as high as third in the conference.


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Orlando City SC

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended next yellow card: D Leo Pereira
  • International duty: None
  • Injury report: OUT: GK Josh Saunders (neck injury), M Cristian Higuita (calf injury)

Projected Starting Lineup
(4-4-2 diamond, left to right)
GK: Joe Bendik – Donny Toia, Jonathan Spector, Seb Hines, Scott Sutter – Antonio Nocerino, Yoshimar Yotun, Giles Barnes, Servando Carrasco – Kaká, Dom Dwyer

Columbus Crew SC

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended next yellow card: M Justin Meram
  • International duty: None
  • Injury report: OUT: D Gaston Sauro (left PCL surgery), M Ben Swanson (right ankle surgery), D Alex Crognale (sports hernia surgery); QUESTIONABLE: D Waylon Francis

Projected Starting Lineup
(4-2-3-1, left to right)
GK: Zack Steffen – Hector Jimenez, Josh Williams, Jonathan Mensah, Harrison Afful – Artur, Wil Trapp – Justin Meram, Federico Higuain, Pedro Santos – Ola Kamara

All-Time Series

Columbus have dominated the all-time series between the sides, posting a 3-1-3 record in seven regular season games between the clubs. They last met on Aug. 19, when they drew 1-1 in Orlando.

  • Overall: Orlando 1 win (11 goals), Columbus 3 wins (16 goals), 3 draws
  • At Orlando: Orlando 1 win (9 goals), Columbus 1 win (9 goals), 2 draws

Referees

Referee: Chris Penso
Assistant referees: Jeff Muschik, CJ Morgante
Fourth official: Robert Sibiga
VAR: Kevin Terry, Jr. 

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Orlando
Columbus

Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

Orlando City SCColumbus Crew SC
32Games Played32
10Wins15
13Losses12
9Draws5
38Goals50
51Goals Conceded47
307Shots292
137Shots on Target136
412Fouls committed351
454Fouls suffered343
47Offside80
165Corners159

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
ORL1012721381.2
CLB5111051501.6
01234+Avg
ORL455111.5
CLB147412
01234+Avg
ORL672100.9
CLB473101.1

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
ORL711563511.6
CLB881141471.5
01234+Avg
ORL652301.1
CLB664101
01234+Avg
ORL163332.1
CLB227312
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