Orlando Travels To Face Los Angeles Blues Wednesday
Lions look for second straight win to begin 2013 USL PRO season in LA Wednesday night
Orlando, Fla.— Fresh off a comeback win Sunday night in Tempe, Ariz., to kick off the 2013 USL PRO regular season, Orlando City SC travels further west to square off against the Los Angeles Blues Wednesday night at Cal State Fullerton Stadium in Fullerton, Calif. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. EST. The Lions defeated Phoenix FC to begin the regular season, scoring three unanswered to top the Wolves 3-1.
The LA Blues have played two games in the young USL PRO season, topping Phoenix FC 2-0 on March 23rd to kick off the season before falling to VSI Tampa Bay FC 0-1 on April 2nd. George Davis IV, a former Orlando City forward, has one of the two goals scored for the Blues in 2013, with the other coming from Midfielder Christopher Cortez.
The Blues are coached by Dr. Jesus Rico-Sanz, a former Real Madrid youth player as well as former Vanlose IF coach and player in Denmark’s Second Division. He joined the Blues this past offseason, looking to turn the team around from a 9-3-12 season in 2012.
After starting the game down a goal to the expansion Phoenix side Sunday night, Orlando quickly regained composure- scoring three unanswered goals in the 35th, 67th and 87th minutes. Sporting Kansas City loanee and Forward Dom Dwyer tied the match in the 35th minute, with a wonderfully placed ball by Jamie Watson finding the striker in stride, heading it in to level the score line at 1-1.
The second half provided more scoring opportunities and chances for the Lions, including goals from Long Tan and Kevin Molino in the 67th and 87th minutes, respectively.
Wednesday night’s game will be live streamed on USLNation.com beginning at 8 p.m. For more information on Wednesday’s away game in Los Angeles and the upcoming home opener this Sunday, April 14, at Fifth Third Bank Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl against the Rochester Rhinos, visit Orlandocitysoccer.com.
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