Know Your Enemy: Orlando City SC

The Union close out the 2017 season with a home match against Orlando City SC for the team's Breast Cancer Awareness and Paws on the Pitch Day. The Boys in Blue haven't played the Lions since March, so here's a little refresher on Sunday's opponent. 

Team: Orlando City SC
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium
Kick-off: 4:00 p.m. ET (6abc)
2017 Record: 10-14-9, 3-9-4 away, 10th in Eastern Conference
All-time Record vs. Orlando City SC: 2-2-2
Last League Meeting: 2-1 loss at Orlando City Stadium, March 18, 2017
Projected Starting XI (4-3-1-2): Joe Bendik - Donny Toia, Jonathan Spector, Tommy Redding, Scott Sutter - Yoshimar Yotun, Dillon Powers, Antonio Nocerino - Giles Barnes - Cyle Larin, Dom Dwyer
Player to Watch: Cyle Larin

Kaka announced last week this would be his final season in MLS, and he will be handing the reigns over to Cyle Larin as the Lions' next major striker. Larin has already done his part in the stats department, scoring 12 goals in 28 games played so far this season. Larin has been been streaky all season, but heads to Philadelphia with three goals in his last eight games. After sitting the last match due to a coach's decision, and coming off the bench the two matches before that, Larin will be ready to play a full 90 minutes and could be playing with an edge. The Union backline will have to play their normal physical style of defense and cannot let Larin get comfortable, and if they do so, a clean sheet should be up for grabs. 


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