Orlando City Wins Rain-Delayed Home Opener 3-1

Orlando City

Orlando City Wins Rain-Delayed Home Opener 3-1

Forwards Long Tan, Dom Dwyer, Jamie Watson score in home-opener victory Sunday night

Orlando City began their home schedule in winning style Sunday night, topping the visiting Rochester Rhinos 2-0 at Fifth Third Bank Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl. The Lions (2-1-0) and Rhinos (0-2-0) had to withstand a combined two hours of stoppage due to severe weather in the area as Orlando took home their second win of the young 2013 USL PRO season.

“I was confident that if we scored the first goal we’d be ok,” said Orlando City Head Coach Adrian Heath. “I love playing in the rain because the pace of the game picks up, so besides the wind I thought the conditions were fine.”

A steady rain came down on the field at the start of the game, making for a fast-paced match between the two clubs. In the 13th minute, Orlando got their first scoring chance of the game as Sporting KC and Orlando City Forward Dom Dwyer found 2012 USL PRO MVP Kevin Molino behind the Rochester backline.

Molino’s effort went off the right post after Rhino Goalkeeper Kristian Nicht was lured out of his box due to the danger, with the pressure from Orlando continuing through the beginning of the first half.

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But as the rain continued and thunderclouds began to roll in, the match was postponed due to severe weather in the area in the 21st minute. The break lasted a total of 56 minutes, with the match resuming at 7:24 p.m. only to be postponed again minutes later. The game finally got underway at 8:30 p.m., totalling close to a two-hour delay.

When play finally resumed, Orlando continued their strong pace of passing and possession. Midfielder Jamie Watson nearly capitalized on a chance in the 37th minute, finding an open lane just outside the 18-yard mark with his attempt just missing the far post. The attacking continued, with it paying off for the Lions in stoppage time of the first 45. After Kevin Molino followed up an attempt from Dwyer, Tan found the rebound – blasting his attempt past Nicht for the 1-0 lead.

The Lions didn’t let up in the beginning of the second half, jumping on the Rochester backline to score the second goal of the game. Winger Bryan Burke placed a well-played cross to a charging Dom Dwyer in the 47th minute, who easily slotted home his second goal of the season to give Orlando the 2-0 advantage.

Watson continued the scoring for Orlando in the 62nd minute, cleaning up a loose ball in the Rhinos’ box for the 3-0 advantage. Rochester scored in the 90th minute of play as Forward Blake Brettschneider lofted his shot up and over Orlando Goalkeeper Jon Kempin. The score was too little, too late, however, with the Lions taking home the victory 3-1.

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Orlando continues home play this Friday, April 19th, against the LA Blues. Orlando has already played the California-based squad this season, falling 1-0 on the road in Fullerton, Calif. Blues’ Forward George Davis scored the lone goal in the 80th minute for LA, propelling them to the home win. The Lions are 2-1-1 all time against the Blues in four meetings between the two clubs.

For more information on the Friday’s match, visit Orlandocitysoccer.com.

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About Orlando City Soccer Club:

Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC) is a premier professional soccer sports franchise in the United States and is a member of the USL PRO. The Lion’s pro team has won two regular season titles and one postseason championship during their short time in Orlando. Outside of the pro squad, OCSC also has their own youth club, Orlando City Youth Soccer (OCYS) and a U23s team that participates in the PDL. For more information on the pro and youth clubs, visit www.orlandocitysoccer.com and www.orlandocityyouth.org.

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KINGS Bowl Orlando Opens Today

KINGS Bowl Orlando

KINGS Bowl Orlando soft opens today, and is sure to

change the face of nightlife on I-Drive!

KINGS Bowl first opened their doors in 2003 in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. With a retro-inspired décor KINGS focuses on creating unique and memorable entertainment experiences with an emphasis on food, creative cocktails and beer selection, cutting edge technology, and a fun atmosphere with music to keep the party going.

KINGS Bowl Orlando

This 30,000 square feet location is a lot more than just “bowling”…it’s an entertainment venue where you will find:

  • 22 Ten Pin Bowling Lanes
  • Four Full-Size billiards tables
  • Regulation size, outdoor Bocce ball court
  • Full-service, executive chef driven restaurant serving award-winning food
  • Two premium bars serving fun and innovative cocktails
  • Customizable private space for parties of 10-800 people including corporate/team-building events, birthdays, bachelor(ette) parties, kids parties and more
  • Over 60 giant HDTV’s and HD projector screens
  • Industry best sound, lighting and music environment
  • Regulation Shuffleboard Table

When we were treated to a preview of KINGS Bowl Orlando, we were able to try some of their food and drink options.

KINGS Bowl Orlando
Sesame Ginger Chicken Wings with Chili Soy Sauce

Executive-Chef Andre Bautista has won numerous awards and has created a menu for  KINGS Bowl Orlando showcasing American comfort food with a kick. Each dish has a unique, unexpected and playful twist that leaves diners delighted. Hand-formed buffalo wontons, house-smoked ribs, marinated steak tips and seared scallops are among Chef Bautista’s most popular and mouth-watering dishes on the Kings menu.

Born in Santos, Brazil, Chef Bautista has also embraced his roots and the large Brazilian tourist population in Kings’ Orlando location by adding “Moqueca,” a traditional Brazilian clay pot fish stew, to the menu.

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Moqueca

I have to say that my favorites were the Hand-Formed Buffalo Chicken Wontons, Sesame Ginger Chicken Wings with Chili Soy Sauce, and the Chocolate Banana Spring Rolls were out of this world!

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The Buffalo Chicken Wontons that were delish!

And the cocktail menu is beyond creative! Everyone really enjoyed the Fizzy Lifting Drink! It’s such a playful (and delicious) nod to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

KINGS Bowl Orlando
Fizzy Lifting Drink!

But one of the coolest, and exclusive to KINGS Bowl Orlando, is the two booths that feature their own beers on draft. That’s right…You just tell your server how many pints you would like to purchase, and you then get to pour the beers you want at your leisure. It’s pretty awesome!

KINGS Bowl Orlando
The 4 taps rotate in the center of the table…seriously this is such a cool idea!

If Private Parties are your thing, KINGS Bowl Orlando has two private bowling/party space and party planners that are on staff to help make any party a success. From a fun gathering to a Bar/Bat Mitzvah party, you’re covered at KINGS!

KINGS Bowl Orlando
The King Pin Room is a private area featuring 4 lanes, private entrance, access to the Bocce Ball Court, and disco balls!

There are a few things to keep in mind if you’re going to visit KINGS…

KINGS Bowl Orlando

Age/ID Policy:

  • Must be 21 or over to enter the premises after 6:00PM. All persons must present a valid legal ID for proof of age.
  • In order to consume alcoholic beverages, you must establish that you are at least 21 years of age. You must have a valid identification card issued by a state governmental agency containing your photograph, date of birth, height, sex and color eyes. Kings is unable to accept forms of identification that are expired, cracked, altered, or damaged in any way.
  • Please note: All forms of identification must NOT be expired Kings does not accept paper or international driver’s licenses as a form of ID. Kings staff may ask for back up identification at any time and for any reason.

Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • A valid Florida driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Out-of-state license w/back-up
  • Valid Florida ID with a valid expiration date listed
  • United States Active Military ID
  • A valid Foreign driver’s license
  • House Policies

House Policies

  • No horseplay or other disturbing or disruptive behaviors
  • Any person who damages Kings property or equipment shall be held liable for its repair or replacement
  • Loitering on these premises or in the adjacent parking areas is strictly prohibited

Dress Code

  • No excessively baggy clothing of any kind
  • No work style boots
  • No baseball caps
  • No bandanas/doo rags
  • No sleeveless shirts
  • No bluetooth devices
  • No oversized chains or pendants
  • Persons wearing torn or soiled clothing may only be admitted at the discretion of Management
  • No hats, clothing, jewelry or visible tattoos with profanity or objectionable art
  • Sunglasses may not be worn on the premises
  • All back packs and/or bags are subject to be searched by Kings staff

Kings reserves the right to modify the dress code guidelines for any reason, including or due to local or seasonal conditions or special events.

KINGS Bowl Orlando

Location

Kings Bowl Orlando is located at:

8255 South International Drive, Suite 120

Orlando, FL 32819

Click here for directions on Google Maps.

Located on I-Drive behind Ripley’s Believe It or Not! And Charley’s Steakhouse. Enter from I-Drive or Universal Boulevard.

Hours of Operation

Opening April 15th, 2013

Monday, April 15th – 6:00PM-10:00PM

Tuesday, April 16th – Private Event, Closed to the Public

Wednesday, April 17th – Private Event, Closed to the Public

Thursday, April 18th – 6:00PM-12:00AM

Friday, April 19th – 6:00PM-12:00AM

Saturday, April 20th – 2:00PM-2:00AM

Sunday, April 21st – 12:00PM-12:00AM

Monday, April 22nd – Private Event, Closed to the Public

Tuesday, April 23rd – 5:00PM-2:00AM

Wednesday, April 24th – 5:00PM-2:00AM

Thursday, April 25th – 11:00AM-2:00AM

Friday, April 26th – 11:00AM-2:00AM

Saturday, April 27th – 11:00AM-2:00AM

Sunday, April 28th – 11:00AM-2:00AM

Also, they are having a great fundraiser for the Orlando Ballet called Bowl-Erina on April 16th and you can find out more about it here.

We really enjoyed our time at KINGS Bowl Orlando, and it is a great way to spend a fun and upscale night with friends, a unique date spot, or just a great place to host an event. We can’t wait to go back!

KINGS Bowl Orlando
Our ‘lucky lane!!!

 

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