Orlando City SC Wins Again!

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Orlando City SC Wins Fifth

Straight League Match

Lions defeat OKC 3-1, remain unbeaten in USL PRO

Continuing their winning ways, Orlando City SC (5-0-2, 17 points) defeated Oklahoma City Energy FC (2-4-0, 6 points) 3-1 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Sunday night. The win marks the fifth straight for City, as the Lions remain unbeaten in USL PRO.

Head Coach Adrian Heath was heavily critical of his side earlier this week, despite the Lions securing a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies of NASL in the opening match of the I-4 Derby presented by United World Soccer.

Directly after the Rowdies match, the English manager stressed that the result wasn’t enough and demanded a better performance from his side.

Although City didn’t quite get off to the quick start that Heath would’ve liked, the Lions settled in nicely as the first half progressed.

“I’m pleased with the performance,” said Heath after the 3-1 win. “They’ve worked hard and responded to a lot of the things that we’ve been talking about. There are a few areas of our game that are still worrying me but I thought that we did more than enough to win the game.”

The majority of the first-half featured both sides exchanging opportunities, with neither side able to breakthrough until Orlando’s first Major League Soccer (MLS) signing Kevin Molino created two quality chances towards the end of the first-half.

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In the 32nd minute, Molino received the ball on the right-hand side and floated a lovely ball in the area to Dennis Chin, who out-jumped the OKC center-halves to nod the ball past his former teammate, Jon Kempin.

Chin’s finish was the final product of an efficient counter-attack, as City only needed three passes to find the back of the net.

Less than two minutes later, Molino would get free on the right side again, after a poor giveaway from the Energy, and played a driven ball across the six-yard box for former Real Salt Lake City Midfielder Yordany Alvarez who had a comfortable finish for the second goal of the match.

The consecutive assists puts the Trinidadian tally at four for the season, as the midfielder inches closer to the club record, which stands at seven in one season.

Despite the Lions’ strong play, OKC also managed to create dangerous chances themselves and came close to converting on multiple occasions.

The majority of the Energy’s looks at the City goal came from set-pieces that forced two tough saves from Gallardo and a goal-line clearance from Adama Mbengue.

However, OKC would pull one back in the 41st minute when Philip Lund scored from 12 yards away. The goal was the result of a dangerous ball that was played into the box and redirected by Midfielder Steve Perry to Lund, who fired it passed Gallardo.

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To begin the second half, Orlando City would find the score-sheet much more quickly when Chin outran the Energy defense to score his fourth goal in the past five USL PRO matches.

The speedy striker went on a forty yard run with the ball before slotting home the final goal of the match in the 47th minute.

The Lions will now begin preparing for an upcoming two game road-trip, that includes back-to-back matches against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (5/9) and the Rochester Rhinos (5/10).

Both matches will be live streamed via the Riverhounds’ and Rhinos’ YouTube channels.

For more information, visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com.

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Orlando City SC Match Recap

Team                                1    2    Final

Orlando City SC                2    1    3

OKC Energy FC                1    0    1

Scoring Summary:

ORL- Dennis Chin (Kevin Molino) 32’

ORL- Yordany Alvarez (Kevin Molino) 33’

OKC- Philip Lund (Steven Perry) 41’

ORL- Dennis Chin (unassisted) 47’

Lineups/Substitutions:

Orlando City SC- GK Miguel Gallardo, D Tyler Turner (Bitielo Jean-Jacques 62’), Justin Clark, Brad Rusin, Luke Boden, M Yordany Alvarez, Darwin Ceren, Adama Mbengue, Kevin Molino (Mikey Lopez 88’), Brian Span (Anthony Pulis 70’) F Dennis Chin (Corey Hertzog 76’)

OKC Energy FC- GK Jonathan Kempin, D Kyle Miller, Kevin Ellis, Tark Morad, Gareth Evans, M Philip Lund (David Leichty 74’), Christian Duke (Nate Shiffman 74’), Michael Thomas, Adda Djeziri, Steven Perry (Adnan Gabeljic 63’), F Kyle Greig

Penalty Summary:

ORL- Tyler Turner (Yellow Card) 47’

OKC- Michael Thomas (Yellow Card) 65’

ORL- Anthony Pulis (Yellow Card) 86’

Match Facts:

Time of Match: 7:30 p.m. EST

Weather: — Clear

Attendance: 4,532

 

 

 

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Tickets On Sale Today For Magic Kingdom Special Events

Tickets for two highly anticipated Magic Kingdom special events, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, go on sale today!

These Magic Kingdom special events take place respectively on select nights in September and October, and November and December.

Special events start at 7pm and run until 12am each day the party occurs.

Tickets can be purchased either online here or over the phone at (407) 934-7639 from 7am – 11pm EST.

Always remember that all tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Tickets must be paid in full at the time of purchase. As always, all information is subject to change.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Magic Kingdom Special Events Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Happy Hallowishes!

September 2014: 1, 9, 12, 14, 16,19, 21, 23, 26, & 28

October 2014: 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, & 31

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Prices (Prices Before Tax)

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September October September October October 31, 2014
Guests Ages 10 & Up

$62

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Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Members will have discounted ticket opportunities on the following nights:

September 2014: 1, 9, 12, 14,16,19, 21, 23, 26, & 28

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September

October

Guests Ages 10 & Up

$58

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

November 2014: 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, & 30

December 2014: 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, & 19

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Prices (Prices Before Tax)

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December 19, 2014
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$67

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Guests Ages 3-9

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Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members will have discounted ticket opportunities on the following nights:

November 2014: 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, & 20

December 2014: 2, 4, & 9

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Prices – AP & DVC Discount (Prices Before Tax)

Guests Ages 10 & Up

$62

Guests Ages 3-9

$57

All Passholder and DVC discount tickets must be bought in advance.

Passholders eligible for the discount are those with Premiere Annual Passport, Premium Annual Pass, Annual Pass, Seasonal Annual Pass, Weekday Select Pass, and Epcot after 4pm Annual Pass.

Annual Passholders may purchase discounted tickets for themselves and three guests, while Disney Vacation Club (DVC) members may purchase discounted tickets for themselves and five guests.

Passholders may buy their tickets online on the Passholder site or by calling 407-560-PASS.

Disney Vacation Club Members can buy their tickets by calling Member Services at 1-800-800-9800.

There are Military Discounted tickets available on the following Dates:

November 2014: 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, & 20

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Prices – Military Discount (Prices Before Tax)

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$46.90

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These discounted tickets are only available at Walt Disney World.

 

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Girl Meets World Debuts on Disney Channel June 27

Girl Meets WorldI don’t know that many of you are as excited as I am about the debut of the new Disney Channel show Girl Meets World. The show is a spinoff of the ABC show Boy Meets World, which aired from 1993 – 2000. It takes place about ten years after we left our protagonist Cory Matthews, and the love of his life and eventual wife, Topanga. I remember being so invested in the show, I even got an email invitation to Cory and Topanga’s wedding. Yes, I was that dork.

So, fast forward to now, and the new Girl Meets World show focuses on Cory and Topanga’s daughter Riley, her friend Maya (who I imagine will be the Shawn to her Cory), and the Matthews’ son Auggie. Cory is Riley’s teacher at school, so the adventures the may ensue are endless. I am already excited about the pictures I’ve seen tweeted from the cast of the Thanksgiving episode they filmed with Cory’s family in attendance. Shawn and the beloved Mr. Feeny will also make appearances at some point during the season.

I hope Girl Meets World is a fun, coming of age story that lives up to its predecessor. Since the original cast for the most part is all back I also hope that we will get some fun flashbacks to the original Boy Meets World episodes. These would be great fodder for Cory and Topanga to teach their kids lessons from what they learned growing up. I also love that Cory followed in his mentor’s footsteps and became a teacher.

Are you looking forward to the new Girl Meets World on Disney Channel starting this summer? Did you watch Boy Meets World? If so, what would you like to see happen in the new series? Are there any other characters you’d like to see make a comeback? Who will be watching with me on June 27th? Check out the trailer below!

httpv://youtu.be/EYZhGgc63II

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