Orlando City SC News Release -- www.orlandocitysc.com
Friday, September 5, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. – After clinching a third regular season championship on Wednesday, Orlando City SC (18-4-5, 59 points) will be presented with the USL PRO Regular Season Trophy after Saturday’s home match against the Richmond Kickers (13-2-12, 51 points). Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at ESPN Wide World of Sports (WWoS).With the regular season title secured, the Lions have locked up home field advantage throughout the USL PRO postseason, beginning on Saturday, September 13th.
Tickets for City’s opening playoff match are also available for purchase by visiting www.OrlandoCitySC.com or by calling 855-ORL-CITY. In addition, fans can purchase tickets at the WWoS box office. The box office will be open for an extra hour at the end of Saturday’s match against Richmond for added convenience.
The fixture against the Kickers will be filled with celebration, as the Lions play their final USL PRO regular season game. At halftime, Orlando City President Phil Rawlins will recognize Yordany Alvarez for his time with the Club and will also thank the fans for their steadfast support over the years.
Immediately following the match, a trophy presentation will take place where Orlando City will receive its third Regular Season title in four years, signifying unprecedented success heading into Major League Soccer.
Heading into the match, Head Coach Adrian Heath’s squad is at full strength as Corey Hertzog, Luke Boden, Tyler Turner, and Anthony Pulis have all recovered from injuries. However, midfielder Darwin Cerén and left back Bitielo Jean-Jacques are unavailable for selection due to international duty.
Orlando City and Richmond recently faced each other on August 23 at City Stadium in Virginia. Kevin Molino broke the single-season scoring record in the 3-2 win, while Estrela and Rafael Ramos notched their debut goals in Purple and White.
Since having their 21-game unbeaten streak snapped by the Lions, the Kickers have failed to produce a win in either of their two most recent matches, tying both Orange County and LA Galaxy II 1-1.
For more information on Orlando City SC, 2015 MLS Season Tickets or tickets to the Club’s remaining USL PRO home games, including the Lions’ first playoff game on Sept. 13, visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com or call 855-ORL-CITY. Also, follow the latest Orlando City news and updates via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.