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USL Match Preview – #ORLvLOU

By Staff, 03/29/17, 9:29AM EDT


Orlando City Stadium hosts as OCB, Louisville look for first win

ORLANDO, Fla. – The newly-opened Orlando City Stadium will host its first USL contest on Thursday night when Orlando City B faces Louisville City FC with both teams looking to earn their first win of the season. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Orlando City B news and notes

  • Current record: 0-0-1, 0pts

  • Orlando City B will try to bounce back from an opening night defeat to the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday night when they take to the field at their new home for the first time.

  • OCB competed strongly against the Rowdies, but was unable to find incisiveness in the final third, managing only one shot on goal and three shots total, all of which came from outside the penalty area.

  • U.S. Youth internationals Tommy Redding (U20) and Pierre Da Silva (U19) both went the full 90 minutes for OCB on Saturday, and Da Silva will look to have a bigger impact against Louisville after finishing without a shot or chance created against Tampa Bay.

  • Orlando will be without midfielder Jordan Schweitzer for a second game, with the young midfielder having made the start in both of the Canada U23 National Team’s victories in Qatar this week.

Louisville City FC news and notes

  • Current record: 0-1-0, 1pt

  • Louisville was held to a 0-0 draw in its opening game of the season by Kings’ Cup rival Saint Louis FC in front of 6,758 fans at Louisville Slugger Field on Saturday afternoon.

  • The contest was the first time a game between the two rivals had finished scoreless, as while Louisville recorded 39 crosses and earned 16 corners it was unable to break through for a game-winner.

  • Louisville could welcome Paco Craig back to the lineup after the center back served a one-game suspension from the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs, but Sean Reynolds remains unavailable for two more games.

  • City will also be without goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh, who did not travel with the side after an injury on Saturday, and midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye, who was named Man of the Match in the Canada U23 National Team’s 2-0 victory against Qatar on Wednesday.

Series Notes

  • Louisville won the first regular-season series between the sides with two victories to Orlando’s one a season ago as Head Coach James O’Connor’s side scored four goals in both of its victories.


  • Orlando - GK: Earl Edwards Jr., Jake Fenlason; D: Kevin Alston, Conor Donovan, Tommy Redding, Zach Ellis Hayden, Jules Youmeni, Scott Thomsen, Zach Carroll, Fernando Timbo, PC, Leonardo Pereira, David Norris; M: Richie Laryea, Lewis Neal, Danny Deakin, Jordan Schweitzer, Paul Clowes, Austin Martz, Ryley Kraft, Pierre Da Silva, David Loera; F: Hadji Barry, Ben Polk, Albert Dikwa, Joe Gallardo, Michael Cox

  • Louisville - GK: Tim Dobrowolski, Micah Bledsoe; D: Paco Craig, Oscar Jimenez, Tarek Morad, Kyle Smith, Sean Totsch; M: Niall McCabe, Brian Ownby, Devon Williams, George Davis IV, Sean Russell, Richard Ballard, Guy Abend, Paolo DelPiccolo; F: Ilija Ilic, Luke Spencer, Cameron Lancaster


  • Orlando – None

  • Louisville – Suspended: Sean Reynolds



  • AR1: Kermit Quisenberry

  • AR2: Jonathan Quinter

  • 4TH: Natalie Simon

Game hashtag:

  • #ORLvLOU

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