Orlando City SC Sets New Club Record

Orlando City SC Defeats Dayton to Set

New Club Record for Unbeaten Matches

Lions’ 2-0 win on Sunday extends Club record for unbeaten matches to 15 consecutive

Dayton, OH. – Orlando City SC (12-0-3, 39 points) set a new Club record for consecutive unbeaten matches on Sunday afternoon, after defeating the Dayton Dutch Lions 2-0 in Ohio. The victory over the Dutch Lions propels the Club record to 15 matches in a row without a loss, surpassing the original record of 14 games which was set during the 2012 campaign.

It took all of 53 minutes for the first goal of the match to arrive for the USL PRO league-leaders. Adama Mbengue, who was a constant headache for the Dayton defense in the first half, controlled a pass into the box from Boden nicely before firing the ball into the bottom corner past Williams.

Boden was also a constant threat down the left side and created the chance for Mbengue after cutting inside and calmly rolling the ball to the Senegalese winger for his second league goal of the season.

Six minutes later, Kevin Molino was able to provide what seemed to be the second goal of the match, after pouncing on Ceren’s powerful shot that was saved by Dayton ‘keeper Matt Williams, but the current USL PRO leading goal-scorer was ruled offside.

Moments later, F.C. Dallas loanee Brian Span, who has been in good form as of late, had a prime opportunity to find the back of the net but was unable to properly connect with Boden’s ball into the six yard box.

Orlando City SC
photo: Mark Thor

After a relatively quiet first half, Lions Goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo was forced to make two key saves just ten minutes later, parrying strong efforts from both Eli Garner and Matt Walker in the 67th minute as Dayton attempted to level the score-line.

City’s increasing momentum would be stalled momentarily, though, when the match was delayed for a half an hour in the 68thminute of play, due to thunder and lightning strikes nearby the stadium.

With play resuming one hour later, the match picked up where it previously left off, in Orlando’s end of the pitch, and Aaron Schoenfeld came close to nodding in a header from an in-swinging corner kick. Schoenfeld, who sits in second place behind Kevin Molino on the USL PRO scoring charts, was capably managed throughout the match by the City backline- which looked impenetrable all afternoon.

Throughout the final 20 minutes of the match, the Lions’ defense was forced to sustain Dayton’s late push for an equalizer. The back four, anchored by veteran center-halves Rob Valentino and Brad Rusin, was able to withhold the Dutch Lions’ pressure, allowing Orlando to maintain its clean sheet through 90 minutes and break the club record for consecutive unbeaten matches (15).

Molino provided the final dagger in the 93rd minute when the Club’s first MLS signing weaved through the box and slotted the ball away for his 10th goal of the season.

Orlando’s next match will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Saturday, June 28 when the Lions take on second-place side, LA Galaxy II. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. EST

For more information, visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com!

Orlando City SC vs. Dayton Dutch Lions Match Recap:

Team                         1    2    Final

Orlando City SC              0    2    2

Dayton Dutch Lions           0    0    0        

Scoring Summary:

ORL- Adama Mbengue (Luke Boden) 53’

ORL- Kevin Molino (unassisted) 93’

Lineups/Substitutions:

Orlando City SC- GK Miguel Gallardo, D Rob Valentino, Brad Rusin, Justin Clark, Luke Boden, M Anthony Pulis, Adama Mbengue (Austin da Luz 60’), Darwin Ceren, Brian Span, F Kevin Molino, Corey Hertzog (Dennis Chin 60’)

Dayton Dutch Lions- GK Matt Williams, Ross Freidman, Brock Granger, Matt Weit, DeSantos, M Eric Kissinger, Sebastian Thuriere, Matt Walker, Aaron Schoenfeld, F Eli Garner, Joe Broekhizen

Match Facts:

Time of Match: 3:00 p.m. EST

Weather: — Rainy

 

About Orlando City Soccer Club:

Orlando City Soccer Club (OCSC) is Major League Soccer’s newest expansion team. The club will begin play in MLS in 2015, becoming the league’s 21st club. The Lions’ first team has won two USL PRO regular season titles and two postseason championships and will continue play in USL PRO in 2014 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Outside of the first squad, OCSC also has a youth club, Orlando City Youth Soccer (OCYS) and a U-23 team that participates in the PDL. For more information on the pro and youth clubs, visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com and www.OrlandoCityYouth.org.

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Summer At SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Summer 2014

Summer at SeaWorld Orlando is a splashing good time!

 

SeaWorld Orlando has kicked off summer, from now until August 10, with some great new shows, returning favorites, and a great ticket deal!

We had the chance to catch the two new summer shows Generation Nature LIVE and Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night at a Media Preview and we had a blast.

Generation Nature LIVE, in the Nautilus Theater, is a new weekend daytime show that is based off of the SeaWorld Kids Generation Nature program, with Bindi Irwin, that is all about inspiring kids to be Game Changers for nature.

SeaWorld Orland Summer 2014

Generation Nature LIVE is family focused, and connects guests with animals, explores nature and helps guests discover how they can protect wildlife and their habitats. During each show, guests will have the opportunity to meet the SeaWorld leaders in animal rescue, rehabilitation and preservation as they share their unique stories about a variety of rescued animals they care for.

SeaWorld Orland Summer 2014

The show is extremely well put together for younger guests, and offers a really great peek at how and why SeaWorld Orlando rescues animals. I know that Zoe is really going to love this show!

SeaWorld Orlando Summer 2014

Generation Nature LIVE is only shown on weekends, so if you want to catch this show make sure that you plan your visit to include extra time to get a good seat.

After the Generation Nature LIVE show, guests can then make their way to the SEA Garden to meet animals up close and talk to their caregivers about them and how we can help protect their environments.

SeaWorld Orland Summer 2014

The animal in the SEA Garden rotate, we were able to visit with Boris who was adorable, and different animal visit in different parts of the garden so make sure you make enough time in your schedule to stay awhile!

The new nighttime show, Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night, is my best nighttime show I have ever seen as SeaWorld Orlando!

SeaWorld Orland Summer 2014

Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night preshow has your DJ, Robbie G, hosting a dance party full of fun facts and ways to show your sweet dance moves!

During Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up the Night Shamu Stadium new lighting and colorful backdrops se the scene for a party atmosphere that includes new whale behaviors and ends in a fireworks finale.

SeaWorld Orland Summer 2014

You will definitely want to stay for Shamu Celebration: Light Up the Night! There is A LOT of splashing, so if you get talked into the ‘Splash Zone’ make sure you keep your electronics dry!

SeaWorld Orland Summer 2014

Returning Summer Favorites at SeaWorld Orlando include: 

· Sea Lions Tonight

SeaWorld Orlando

Guests can kick back and have a hearty laugh with comedic duo, Clyde and Seamore, at Sea Lions Tonite. Hilarious hijinks ensue as SeaWorld’s popular pair of sea lions, otters and walrus parody other favorite daytime SeaWorld shows and attractions.  

· Shamu Dance Party

When the sun goes down, join Shamu’s Dance Party with Shamu & Friends at the Village Square located at the front of the park. The party begins every night one hour prior to park closing and continues 30 minutes afterwards.  With countless bubbles floating overhead and crazy lights illuminating the square, this summer’s celebration is sure to provide non-stop fun for all ages.  

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· And continuing this summer is SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration bringing pathways to life with oceans of spontaneous entertainment and a “Sea of Surprises”.

The best way to experience SeaWorld and these amazing new shows this summer is with an all-new ticket offer, Your Day, Priced Your Way, where guests can save $15 on a ticket valid any day of the week.  If schedules are flexible, guests can save $30 on a weekday ticket. This new offer allows for great family time while spending less family money.  Plus, planning in advance and buying tickets online allows guests the convenience of printing at home and going straight through the turnstiles. This special ticket offer is available to U.S. residents for advance purchase only at SeaWorldOrlando.com or by calling (888) 800-5447.  Your Day, Priced Your Way tickets are valid for one day’s admission to SeaWorld Orlando and must be used within one year of purchase. 

For more information about Summer at Seaworld, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com, and follow them on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

DISCLOSURE: I attended a Media Preview of Summer at SeaWorld Orlando, where I was provided with free admission and promotional items. All opinions are my own.

 

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LEGOLAND Florida Continues Renewable Energy Initiatives

LEGOLAND Florida Unveils

New 6-Foot Tall LEGO Globe

as Part of Renewable Energy Initiatives

LEGOLAND Florida LEGO Globe

Guests can now interact with green-energy based models as part of Tampa Electric partnership at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida and Tampa Electric unveiled a new 6-foot LEGO ® Globe next to the Imagination Zone attraction venue as part of initiatives to further education on renewable energy inside the park. Built out of more than 250,000 LEGO brick, guests will be able to enjoy the installation along with a new interactive area that features LEGO mini-model communities. The additions to the park emphasize the use of renewable energy, reinforcing LEGOLAND Florida’s efforts on green energy education.

LEGOLAND Florida LEGO Globe

“We are excited to add both the LEGO Globe and interactive communities to Imagination Zone, giving our guests a new way to interact while learning the benefits of renewable energy,” said LEGOLAND Florida General Manager Adrian Jones.

Guests will be able to experience an entirely new interactive area within Imagination Zone, including mini communities that show the full effect of renewable energy. The LEGO Globe will also include tactile elements, with visitors able to affect the rate of rotation with solar panels located around the new model.

LEGOLAND Florida LEGO Globe

LEGOLAND Florida and Tampa Electric previously kicked off the partnership on Earth Day 2014 (April 22) by running the park completely on renewable energy for the entire day- the first theme park to do so in the U.S. The partnership also included the installation of a 30-kilowatt solar panel array mounted atop the Imagination Zone attraction venue. Funded by Tampa Electric, the system supports Tampa Electric’s Renewable Energy program that lets the company’s customers purchase a portion of their electricity from renewable sources. Imagination Zone, where the LEGO Globe is located, is being solely powered by this program.

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The new areas add to the multiple educational aspects already within LEGOLAND Florida. The park gives children a chance to learn and play with STEM-based activities such as LEGO MINDSTORMS robots, Build & Test and Power Towers. The additions are included with park admission.

Fun facts about the new LEGOLAND Florida LEGO Globe instillation include:

LEGOLAND Florida LEGO Globe

  • The Globe took over 600 hours to construct and stands 6 feet tall
  • The model consists of over 250,000 LEGO brick
  • The LEGO Globe rotates based on the amount of sunshine , showing the effects of solar power
  • The model is also interactive, with visitors able to affect the rate of rotation with tactile solar panels
  • Mini landmarks are visible for guests to enjoy, including the Eiffel Tower, pyramids from Egypt and much more

LEGOLAND Florida Hotel The LEGO Movie

LEGOLAND ® Florida:

LEGOLAND® Florida is a 150-acre interactive theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, a Water Park and The LEGO® World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network all geared to families with children ages 2 to 12. Recently announced, The LEGOLAND Hotel will open in 2015 featuring 152 highly themed rooms and suites, LEGO décor, interactive play areas, a pool and a restaurant. There are currently five other LEGOLAND Parks in the world – LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND Deutschland near Günzburg, Germany and LEGOLAND Windsor outside of London and just opened LEGOLAND Malaysia —the sixth LEGOLAND Park and first in Asia. The LEGOLAND theme parks are a part of Merlin Entertainments Group, the second largest attractions operator in the world. For the most current information, log on to www.LEGOLAND.com.

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