The Lions suffered their first setback after previously beating the Philadelphia Union, although big-name signing Alexandre Pato scored throughout his first preseason match with the membership, equalizing at 2-2 within the 65th minute. The Brazilian striker arrived in February on a one-year deal as a free agent, final taking part in for Sao Paulo FC, and will strengthen what’s already one of many league’s stronger assaults.
— PATO (@Pato) March 18, 2021
NYCFC have been led by ahead Valentin Castellanos, who scored from a Seventh-minute penalty kick and acquired a 67th-minute game-winner by way of service from exterior again Gudmundur Thorarinsson. Additionally they acquired a first-half penalty-kick aim from Jesus Medina, with homegrown winger Andres Jasson drawing each spot kicks.
Castellanos, after NYCFC dropped a 2-1 match to Chicago Fire FC earlier this preseason, is rounding into kind upon scoring a team-leading six objectives a season in the past. Jasson signed last November, with the US youth worldwide proving energetic and harmful forward of his first skilled season.
FT: On the successful aspect. Good run, @OrlandoCitySC 🤝
Match recap to return on https://t.co/dCPPYAI3bn 💻
— New York Metropolis FC (@NYCFC) March 18, 2021
Orlando Metropolis additionally acquired a aim from middle again Robin Jansson, who partnered with Antonio Carlos throughout the 2020 marketing campaign. In any other case, club-shared photographs confirmed winger Chris Mueller and midfielder Oriol Rosell that includes for the Lions.
A season in the past, NYCFC and Orlando Metropolis met in Spherical One of many Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. The Lions gained a memorable penalty-kick shootout, 6-5, after a 1-1 draw. The golf equipment are respectively coming into their second years with Ronny Deila and Oscar Pareja as head coach.
- 7′ – NYC – Valentin Castellanos
- 39′ – NYC – Jesus Medina
- 43′ – ORL – Robin Jansson
- 65′ – ORL – Alexandre Pato
- 67′ – NYC – Valentin Castellanos
New York Metropolis FC (Four-2-Three-1): Luis Barraza (Cody Mizell) – Tayvon Grey (Ben Di Rosa), Maxime Chanot (Vuk Latinovich), Vuk Latinovich (Sebastien Ibeagha), Gudmundur Thorarinsson (Dren Dobruna) – James Sands (Keaton Parks), Tony Rocha – Jesus Medina (Diego Rossi), Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (Nicolas Acevedo), Andres Jasson (Cooper Flax) – Valentin Castellanos (Mark Cajamarca)
Orlando Metropolis SC: No lineup particulars have been instantly accessible from the closed-door match