The Temperance Movement To Open For The Rolling Stones In Orlando

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Special Guest The Temperance Movement To Open For The Rolling Stones In Orlando

 

The Rolling Stones announced that The Temperance Movement will be the special guest artist opening their show in Orlando on Friday, June 12 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl.  ZIP CODE, the band’s 15-city North American stadium tour, kicks off in San Diego on May 24, and will also be making stops in Columbus, Minneapolis, Arlington, Atlanta, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Detroit and Buffalo before wrapping in Quebec on July 15 at Le Festival D’Été de Québec.

For ticketing information please visit www.rollingstones.com.

Featuring front man Phil Campbell on vocals, Nick Fyffe on bass, guitarists Luke Potashnick and Paul Sayer, and drummer Damon WilsonThe Temperance Movement are a band united since their formation in 2011. The blues-drenched, soul-dripping UK five-piece have a multitude of live shows behind them, including previous dates with the Rolling Stones in 2014 in Berlin, Vienna, Zurich and Dusseldorf. “Our band formed on a shared agreement that nobody could ever touch the Rolling Stones. ‘Sticky Fingers’ alone contains some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll performances of all time. To open up for them is an honour beyond all of our expectations and to watch them still killing it is just pure black magic,” said the band. For more information on The Temperance Movement, please visit www.TheTemperanceMovement.com.

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The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE tour will see Mick JaggerKeith RichardsCharlie Watts and Ronnie Wood head back out on the road after their critically-acclaimed 14 ON FIRE tour in Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in 2014. The iconic band will treat their generations of fans to special one-night-only shows, with a set packed full of classic Stones hits such as “Gimme Shelter”, “Paint It Black”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Tumbling Dice” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll”, as well as special gems from their extraordinary catalog.

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The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE will be the first time the rock legends have played North American stadiums since 2005-2007’s “A Bigger Bang Tour.

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Orlando City SC Wins First Home Game

Orlando City SC Defeats Reigning MLS Champions 4-0 for First Home Win

Orlando Citrus Bowl – Orlando, Florida

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Orlando City SC (3-5-3, 12 points) won its first game at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in commanding fashion before 40,122 fans on Sunday night, defeating the reigning Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup Champions LA Galaxy (3-4-5, 14 points) 4-0.

The win was the largest margin of victory by an expansion team over a defending MLS champion in MLS history, and marked the second highest attended game for the Lions. Orlando City has averaged 37,446 fans per home game this season, a record for the first six stand-alone MLS home games for an expansion team.

Featuring a lineup that included Tally Hall in the starting XI and Martin Paterson in the 18-man roster, Orlando City jumped off to an early lead when Eric Avila headed home Brek Shea’s assist in the 12th minute after fantastic combination from the Lions deep in LA’s half, beginning with Rafael Ramos and Kaká on the right-hand-side.

Avila’s finish was the first time Orlando has led at home all season.

As the first half came to a close, Orlando’s strong attacking play in the final third continued when Kaká skillfully beat his defender before setting up rookie Cyle Larin for his fourth goal of the season, providing the Lions with a 2-0 advantage going into halftime.

Kaká’s man-of-the-match worthy performance carried over into the second half when the playmaker converted from 12 yards away, after being brought down in the box, sending LA goalkeeper Jaime Penedo the wrong way.

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Defensive midfielder Darwin Cerén added the final blow in the 72nd minute, scoring from distance as his shot took a slight deflection on its way to the goal.

“I’m delighted for everybody connected with the Club, especially the supporters who have been incredible,” said head coach Adrian Heath. “I’m really pleased for the players because they’ve been working so hard. Overall, it’s been a pleasing day for everybody, for my staff, and more importantly the supporters. The most important thing for us is to continue to do what is right. We spoke all week about trying to play more aggressively. “

 

Orlando City SC Match Recap

Team                    1    2    Final

Orlando City SC    2    2    4

LA Galaxy              0    0    0

Scoring Summary:

ORL – Eric Avila (Brek Shea) 12′

ORL – Cyle Larin (Kaká) 34′

ORL – Kaká (Penalty) 55′

ORL – Darwin Cerén (Unassisted) 72′

Misconduct Summary:

ORL – Kaká (Yellow Card) 56′

LA – Jaime Penedo (Yellow Card) 59′

LA – Mika Vayrynen (Yellow Card) 65′

Lineups/Substitutions:

Orlando City SC – GK Tally Hall, D Luke Boden, Sean St. Ledger, Seb Hines, Rafael Ramos, M Darwin Cerén, Cristian Higuita (Amobi Okugo 73′), Kaká, Eric Avila, Brek Shea (Martin Paterson 82′), F Cyle Larin (Carlos Rivas 77′)

LA Galaxy – GK Jaime Penedo, D Baggio Husidic, AJ DelaGarza, Tom Meyer, Leonardo, M Mika Vayrynen (Sebastian Lletget 68′), Ignacio Maganto (Jose Villareal 64′), Juninho, Stefan Ishizaki, F Gyasi Zardes, Bradley Jamieson (Alan Gordon 46′)

Substitutes not used:

ORL – Donovan Ricketts, Tyler Turner, Harrison Heath, Danny Mwanga

LA – Brian Rowe, Omar Gonzalez, Oscar Sorto, Rafael Garcia

Match Facts:

Time of Match: 5:00 p.m. ET

Weather: Clear

Date: May 17, 2015

Attendance: 40,122

Stats

Shots:

ORL: 11

LAG: 10

Corners:

ORL: 8

LAG: 4

Offside:

ORL: 2

LAG: 0

Fouls:

ORL: 9

LAG: 10

Saves:

ORL: 1

LAG: 3

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The Lions’ next match will take place against the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday, May 24, at Levis Stadium. Kick-off is set for7:00 p.m. ET.

Orlando City will return to the Orlando Citrus Bowl on Saturday, May 30, for a match-up against Eastern Conference foes – Columbus Crew SC. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

To purchase group or individual tickets, visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com or call 855-ORL-CITY.

Also, follow the latest Orlando City news and updates via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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About Orlando City Soccer Club:

One of the leading teams in Major League Soccer (MLS), and the only MLS team in Florida, Orlando City Soccer Club has developed a rich history and passionate following in its short existence since starting in the USL in 2011.  The Lions’ first team set the U.S. record for best start of any professional soccer club in its first 100 USL matches (66-12-22). During that time, the Lions won three regular season titles and two postseason championships.

In MLS, the team draws an average of over 37,400 fans per home game – including 62,500 for its home opener – a record for an expansion team in its first six stand-alone home games. In addition, the team is currently near the top of the league in social media followers. Orlando City has not only captured the passion of soccer fans in the City Beautiful, it continues to build its brand overseas as its matches are broadcast in 100 countries and in 30 languages.

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. Lastly, the Orlando City Foundation is active in the community year round, promoting health and wellness in children throughout the region, and raising funds for and volunteering time for various local organizations.

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Orlando City SC To Face New England Revolution Tonight

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Orlando City to Host Reigning Eastern Conference Champions New England Revolution

Lions return to league play after MLS bye week

 

Orlando City SC (2-4-2, 8 points) will face the reigning Eastern Conference Champions – the New England Revolution (5-2-2, 17 points) – at the Orlando Citrus Bowl tonight, May 8. Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.

The match will broadcast live nationally on UniMás and transmitted on Real Radio 104.1 FM in English and La Grande 1030 AM in Spanish locally.

“We have a huge game on Friday against a team that’s probably the most in-form side in the league,” said Head Coach Adrian Heath. “We know it’s going to be difficult, but the lads look fresh and we’re actively preparing for the game on Friday.”

Orlando City comes into the contest against New England after displaying one of the team’s most successful attacking performances against Brazilian Serie A side Ponte Preta at the Citrus Bowl last weekend.

After going down 1-0 early to the Brazilians, Orlando City scored two unanswered goals as Bryan Róchez and Sean St. Ledger scored their first goals in purple. After conceding an equalizer to Ponte Preta 10 minutes later, rookie forward Cyle Larin finished a penalty on the last play of the game in dramatic fashion. The penalty was Larin’s second goal this season.

The fixture against the Revolution marks Orlando’s first league match in 12 days, due to an MLS bye week last weekend.

One of the hottest teams in the league, the Revolution enters the game sitting in first place in the Eastern Conference. After losing their first two matches of the 2015 MLS campaign, New England has not suffered a defeat in its previous seven matches – including a convincing 4-0 win over Real Salt Lake and a 2-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls most recently.

Highlighting New England’s roster is MLS Designated Player and U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) player Jermaine Jones, along with fellow USMNT teammates Lee Nguyen and Juan Agudelo.

Forward Charlie Davies currently leads the team in goals, scoring three goals in five starts.

To purchase group or individual tickets, visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com or call 855-ORL-CITY.  Also, follow the latest Orlando City news and updates via Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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About Orlando City Soccer Club:

One of the leading teams in Major League Soccer (MLS), and the only MLS team in Florida, Orlando City Soccer Club has developed a rich history and passionate following in its short existence since starting in the USL in 2011.  The Lions’ first team set the U.S. record for best start of any professional soccer club in its first 100 games (66-12-22). During that time, the Lions won three regular season titles and two postseason championships

In MLS, the team draws an average of 39,300 fans per home game – including 62,500 for its home opener – and is currently near the top of the league in social media followers. Orlando City has not only captured the passion of soccer fans in the City Beautiful, it continues to build its brand overseas as its matches are broadcast in 100 countries and in 30 languages.

Outside of the first squad, OCSC operates the largest youth soccer club in Central Florida, Orlando City Youth Soccer (OCYS). Lastly, the Orlando City Foundation is active in the community year round, promoting health, wellness and education opportunities for children throughout the region.

For more information, visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com, www.OrlandoCityYouth.org and www.OrlandoCitySC.com/Foundation.com.

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Orlando City SC News: Tickets for Mexico vs. Costa Rica Available

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Orlando City SC News:

Individual Tickets for Mexico vs. Costa Rica at the Citrus Bowl Available for Purchase

Options to Purchase Single Game and Special Two Pack Offer with Orlando City vs. LA Galaxy are Available 

Tickets featuring single game admission to the Mexico vs. Costa Rica match on June 27 are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Two-Pack tickets for this match, as well as Orlando City SC vs. LA Galaxy on May 17, are still available for purchase on www.OrlandoCitySC.com starting at $45.

 “We continue to see a lot of momentum for both these matches and encourage supporters to purchase their tickets early,” said Orlando City SC President and Founder Phil Rawlins. “This will be a great event for Orlando, as we look toward bringing many more international matches to our venues.”

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The match will be crucial for both squads as they make final preparations ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup – the bi-annual continental championship to be played across North America in July. Capturing the Gold Cup would give the winner a chance to face the United States in a play-in game to qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

City’s next home match will take place on Sunday, April 26, against Toronto FC. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. To purchase season, group or individual tickets, visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com or call 855-ORL-CITY.  Also, follow the latest Orlando City news and updates via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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ABOUT ORLANDO CITY SOCCER CLUB:

The only Major League Soccer (MLS) team in Florida, the Lions’ first team set the U.S. record for best start of any professional soccer club in its first 100 league matches (66-12-22). Orlando City has won three USL PRO regular season titles and two postseason championships. 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, visitwww.OrlandoCitySC.com and www.OrlandoCityYouth.org.

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Orlando City Soccer Club Offers Exclusive Ticket Option

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Orlando City Soccer Club Exclusive Two Game Pack Ticket Offer

Orlando City Soccer Club announced the exclusive pre-sale of special “Two Pack” ticket featuring admission to both the Mexico vs. Costa Rica match on June 27, and the Orlando City vs. L.A. Galaxy match on May 17 are available for sale.  Two-Pack tickets start at $45 and are available here.

In addition, Orlando City SC Season Ticket Members will receive an exclusive email offer to purchase single-game tickets to the match prior to public on-sale.

Single-game tickets for the Mexico vs. Costa Rica match will go on sale to the general public on April 15 at 10 a.m. ET via www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Kickoff for the Mexico vs. Costa Rica match is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

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Mexican National Team To Take On Costa Rica At The Citrus Bowl

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Mexican National Team to take on Costa Rica on June 27 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in battle of CONCACAF rivals

Orlando City offers exclusive pre-sale “Two Pack” ticket offer for LA Galaxy Home game and Mexico vs. Costa Rica Match

 

The Mexican National Team, Soccer United Marketing (SUM) and Orlando City SC – in partnership with Orlando Venues, Florida Citrus Sports and Central Florida Sports Commission – announced today that as part of its 2015 U.S. Tour, Mexico will return to the Orlando Citrus Bowl for the first time since the 1994 FIFA World Cup to take on Costa Rica onSaturday, June 27 (6 p.m. ET), in a battle of CONCACAF rivals.

The match will be crucial for both squads as they make final preparations ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup – the bi-annual continental championship to be played across North America in July. Capturing the Gold Cup would give the winner a chance to face the United States in a play-in game to qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

An exclusive pre-sale will begin on Monday, March 23 at 10 a.m. ET.  Season Ticket Members will receive an email offer to purchase tickets to the match, with the ability to secure their exact seat locations.  Also, Orlando City will offer a special “Two-Pack” ticket featuring admission to both the Mexico vs. Costa Rica match and the Orlando City vs. L.A. Galaxy match on May 17th.  Two-Pack tickets start at $45 and will be available on www.OrlandoCitySC.com. Single-game tickets for the Mexico vs. Costa Rica match will go on sale to the general public on April 15 at 10 a.m. ET via www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

“Part of our ongoing commitment to the community has been to attract global soccer events that drive our local economy, and today we deliver again on that commitment,” said Orlando City Founder and President Phil Rawlins. “This is a clash of two major CONCACAF rivals that we expect will draw thousands of fans to the Orlando Citrus Bowl.  We want to thank our partners Orlando Venues, the Central Florida Sports Commission and of course the City of Orlando and Orange County for their help in securing this event, and we look forward to ongoing efforts to secure similar high-caliber events for the ‘Soccer Capital of the South.’ “

Mexico and Costa Rica last played on October 13, 2013 with the “Ticos” defeating Mexico 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match in San Jose, Costa Rica.  In 47 all-time meetings, Mexico’s record against Costa Rica is 26 wins, 15 ties and six losses.

Both nations participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with Mexico advancing to the Round of 16, and Costa Rica having a Cinderella run to the quarterfinals for the first time in the country’s history.

The Orlando Citrus Bowl is the current home of one of Major League Soccer’s newest teams, Orlando City SC, which welcomed a sold-out crowd of more than 62,000 to their first-ever game earlier this month.  Reconstructed in 2014, the historic stadium has hosted several top soccer events, including the 1994 FIFA World Cup, 1996 Summer Olympic soccer and the 1998 MLS All-Star Game.

The 2015 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour is sponsored by adidas, Allstate, AT&T, Wells Fargo, The Home Depot, Makita, el Jimador, Bud Light, Cheetos, Coca-Cola, Powerade and Clorox.

For exclusive content, fans are invited to visit La Ola Verde – (www.laolaverde.com) – presented by The Home Depot – the official digital match program of the Mexican National Team U.S. Tour.

2015 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour

Date Opponent Venue City Time (ET) Tickets TV/Radio
March 28 Ecuador Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA 9:30 p.m. Click Here TV: UniMás, UDN, ESPN2 / Radio:Fútbol de Primera
March 31 Paraguay Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO 9:00 p.m. Click Here TV: UniMás, UDN, ESPN2 / Radio:Fútbol de Primera
June 27 Costa Rica Orlando Citrus Bowl Orlando, FL 6:00 p.m. Click Here TV: Univision, UDN, ESPN2 /Radio: Fútbol de Primera
July 1 Honduras NRG Stadium Houston, TX 9:30 p.m. Click Here TV: UniMás, UDN, ESPN2 / Radio:Fútbol de Primera

 

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Monster Jam 2015 Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow

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Monster Jam tickets go on sale

tomorrow at 10:00 am EST

Annual motor sports spectacle among first events at renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl

 

It’s official!  MONSTER JAM® will make its return to the Orlando area on January 24, 2015 as one of the first events to be held in the renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl. Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrowAugust 27, at 10 a.m. Tickets start at only $15 (subject to facility, convenience, and handling charges).

Monster Jam is one of Orlando’s most popular and largest single-day stadium events, attracting capacity crowds of over 60,000 fans.  Four-time World Champion GRAVE DIGGER and Twelve-time World Champion MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION will compete in Orlando and help launch the new stadium, along with a huge field of the world’s best 1,500 horsepower, 10,000-pound Monster Jam Monster Trucks.

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The official title of the event is Metro PCS, Budweiser, Circle K, & Your Southern Ford Dealers present MONSTER JAM® brought to you by BKT Tires

Monster Jam 2015 comes to Orlando

One show only: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium, 1610 W. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805

Gates Open at 5 pm. Opening Ceremonies at 6:30 pm. Racing Starts at 7 pm.

 

Ticket Information

Advance purchase SuperValue Tickets are ONLY $15.  $45 Platinum / $35 Gold Sideline / $25 Corners / $20 Endzone. Tickets are on sale starting 10 a.m. on August 27 at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Amway Center Box Office, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the Citrus Bowl.  All seats reserved. Subject to facility fee, plus convenience and handling charges. Don’t wait – buy tickets in advance as prices go up $5 more the week of show. Get more show information at www.MonsterJam.com (click on “Tickets” and search for Orlando January 24).

 

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Orlando City SC 2015 MLS Season Tickets On Sale Now

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Tickets Now on Sale

Up to 35% Discounted Pricing Available During FIFA World Cup;

Prices Start As Low As $16 Per Match

 

Orlando City SC announced today that season tickets are now on sale to the general public for the Club’s inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) season in 2015.

In celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which also kicks-off today, all season tickets purchased prior to the end of the tournament on July 15 will feature a one-time only 30 to 35 percent reduction on single match ticket prices.

Tickets can be purchased by calling an Orlando City season ticket representative at 855-ORL-CITY or by visiting www.2015tix.com.

“As a heartfelt thanks to all our fans for helping us reach Major League Soccer, we wanted to provide special discounted pricing during the World Cup,” said Orlando City President Phil Rawlins. “Next season will be a historic season for Orlando City in Major League Soccer and we can’t wait for our fans to experience all the excitement.”

Starting at $16 per match, the 2015 season ticket packages include 20 matches, consisting of 17 MLS Regular Season games and three additional fixtures (e.g., international friendlies, U.S. Open Cut, etc.). All 2015 Season Ticket Members will receive priority right to purchase 2016 Season Tickets for the new downtown MLS stadium.

In addition, all 2015 Season Ticket Members will be able to be relocated to similar seating in the new stadium in 2016.

Set to open prior to the beginning of the 2016 MLS season, Orlando City’s downtown soccer stadium will hold approximately 19,500 seats. Renderings were released for first time earlier this week and can be viewed via:www.OrlandoCitySC.com.

For Orlando City’s 2015 season in MLS, the Lions will utilize the lower-bowl of the newly reconstructed Orlando Citrus Bowl, creating a comparable environment and seating capacity to what Season Ticket Members will experience at City’s permanent home in 2016.

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Orlando City SC 2015 Ticket Notes:

  • Special Limited-Time only discounted pricing available during FIFA World Cup until 7/15
  • 2015 Season Ticket packages start as low as $16 per match and include 20 matches
  • All 2015 STM’s will receive priority right to purchase 2016 Season Tickets
  • Payment plan consists of nine (9) equal installments starting at time of purchase through March 1, 2015
  • An added premium of (i) $10 per game in Corner and North End categories and (ii) $20 per game in Club, Midfield, Sideline East/West categories applies to all front  row seats
  • Prices do not include facility fees and sales tax

For more information, visit www.OrlandoCitySC.com

 

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Thoughts On Attending The U.S. Women’s National Team Friendly

Kelly Christine Delaney is back On the Go to share her thoughts on the International Friendly match with U.S. Women’s National Team vs Brazil to be played this Sunday, November 10th, at the Citrus Bowl.

Soccer, it isn’t for everyone, I get it. “It’s slow” “It’s boring” “How can it end in a tie?” are all things I hear from non-soccer fans. While some aren’t open to trying the sport, I find that anyone who is open to watching a game will usually try a game involving the US national team before an MLS game. I recommend that if you’re in the Orlando area this weekend you should go and see the 2012 gold medal US national team.

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United States (USA) starting XI. The women’s national team of the United States defeated the Korea Republic 5-0 during an international friendly at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ, on June 20, 2013.

For years I didn’t get to see a sport I enjoyed in person played professionally more than once a year until a few years ago when my hometown gained an MLS franchise. Nowadays I spend a fair amount of my year traveling to see my MLS team, the Philadelphia Union,  and the U.S. National Teams play across the country, and I’m having so much fun every chance I get to see soccer played live.

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I saw the U.S. Women’s National Team, USWNT, play last May before they left for the Olympics. It was a great family friendly crowd that enjoyed seeing some of the biggest stars in the world win a game. The supporters groups (dedicated fans that chant and sing for the whole game) were there in force and helped create an exciting atmosphere despite it being an international friendly. The team was very gracious after the match and signed autographs and took pictures for the fans that came out. I saw many children leave with excited stories of meeting women they looked up to. It was an awesome experience.

MLS is days away from confirming Orlando as the 21st franchise. In this exciting time for soccer in Orlando, I recommend heading down to the U.S. Women’s National Team match to meet local soccer supporters and see what the central Florida soccer community is all about.

Tickets for the U.S. Women’s National Team vs Brazil at the Citrus Bowl on November 10th are still available here!

 

We can’t wait to share our experience on Sunday, so make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for all the fun!

 

And if you’re at the match, make sure to tweet us @onthegoinmco and say hi!!!

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Florida Citrus Bowl Invites Public To U.S. Women’s National Team Training Session

U.S. Women’s National Team to Hold Public Training Session

November 9, 2013 at

Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando

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United States (USA) starting XI. The women’s national team of the United States defeated the Korea Republic 5-0 during an international friendly at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ, on June 20, 2013.

U.S. Soccer Fans Are Encouraged to Attend Public Training Session at 11 a.m. ET as U.S. WNT Prepares to Face Brazil

All U.S. Soccer fans are invited to attend the U.S. Women’s National Team’s public training session on Saturday, Nov. 9, at11 a.m. ET at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

Admission is free and open to the public. U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members will receive premium seating at the public training session. If fans wish to take part in this exclusive priority, they can join the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club through ussoccer.com or at the stadium on the day of the training session.

At the session, fans will get a first-hand look at how the U.S. Women’s National Team prepares for a match a little more than 24 hours before kickoff.

Fans attending the public training session at the Citrus Bowl are asked to park in Lots 1, 6, 7 and A free of charge. Fans may enter the stadium through Gate B, which will open at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The U.S. will face Brazil in an international friendly match on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3:30 p.m. ET. Fans can watch the match live on NBC, as well as follow the action on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and via Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

The meeting of the world’s top-ranked U.S. team against fourth-ranked Brazil marks the first match between the countries in the United States since 2008, when the USA pulled out a 1-0 victory in San Diego. The teams have played three times since: in Beijing, China, at the 2008 Olympic gold medal game; in Dresden, Germany, during the historic 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal; and in Chiba, Japan, during an international tournament in April 2012.

Tickets are on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout Central Florida (including many Walmart locations), as well as the Amway Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) [Note: Tickets are not sold at the Florida Citrus Bowl except on the day of the event.]

The match will be the USA’s first visit to Orlando and the Florida Citrus Bowl since May 22, 1999, when the Americans also played Brazil. That 3-0 U.S. victory featured Mia Hamm scoring her 108th-career goal to break the international scoring record.

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Orlando City 2013 USL PRO Championship Match Preview

Orlando City Faces Charlotte 

Saturday In 2013 USL PRO Championship

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Lions attempt to capture second postseason title against Eagles Saturday night

Orlando City SC (16-4-6, 54 points, No. 2 seed) hosts the Charlotte Eagles (10-5-11, 41 points, No. 5 seed) in the 2013 USL PRO Championship on Saturday, September 7, at Fifth Third Bank Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl. The Lions attempt to capture a second postseason title in franchise history Saturday night, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.

“This is the final game, and we know what we have to do,” said Orlando City Head Coach Adrian Heath. “We will have another great crowd at the Citrus Bowl Saturday night and we want to make them happy.”

Saturday’s opponent, Charlotte, upset the No. 1 seeded Richmond Kickers 2-1 last Saturday night to advance to the Championship.Midfielder Chris Ramirez scored his second goal of the postseason and Nate Thornton notched the final goal for the victory.

“Their front three players will cause different problems than most of the players in the league,” Heath continued. “I wasn’t surprised that Charlotte beat Richmond. We have to control possession and dictate the tempo of the game. I think if we can do that, we can win the game.”

Leading the Charlotte frontline is striker Jorge Herrera, who led the Eagles in scoring in 2013 with 10 goals. Charlotte is coached by Mark Steffens, who’s in his 17th year with the Eagles.

The Lions have played the Eagles twice in 2013, winning 1-0 in Orlando while ending in a 0-0 draw in Charlotte. The Lions have yet to fall to the Eagles in three years, compiling a 4-0-2 all-time record against the North Carolina side.

Orlando is in the Championship match for the first time since 2011. The Lions topped the Harrisburg City Islanders on penalty kicks two years ago, taking home the USL PRO Championship in the club’s inaugural season.

Tickets for the Championship game are available by calling (855) ORL-CITY. For more information on Saturday’s Championship match, stay tuned to OrlandoCitySoccer.com.

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Orlando City To Host 2013 USL PRO Championship

Orlando City def Riverhounds
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Lions face Charlotte Eagles in 2013 USL PRO Championship at Fifth Third Bank Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl

Orlando City SC (No. 2 seed) will host the 2013 USL PRO Championship against the Charlotte Eagles (No. 5 seed) on Saturday, September 7, at Fifth Third Bank Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

The Eagles claimed their first postseason victory against their long-time rival Richmond as Midfielder Chris Ramirez scored his second goal of the postseason and Nate Thornton notched the winner for the 2-1 victory Saturday night. Orlando advanced to the Championship matchFriday with an exciting 3-2 victory over the Charleston Battery.

Orlando is in the Championship match for the first time since 2011. The Lions topped the Harrisburg City Islanders on penalty kicks two years ago, taking home the USL PRO Championship in the club’s inaugural season.

For more information on the Championship match against the Eagles on Saturday, including ticket availability, stay tuned to 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 OrlandoCitySoccer.com and OrlandoCityYouth.org.

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Orlando City Heads To Semifinals

Orlando City Lions Blank Riverhounds 5-0,

Will Host Semifinals Friday Night

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Tan records brace in win, Orlando to face Charleston Battery Friday

Orlando City SC (No. 2 seed) defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (No.7 seed) 5-0 Saturday night in the USL PRO Quarterfinals, advancing to the league Semifinals. 8,486 fans watched the Lions top the Riverhounds, with Orlando set to host the Charleston Battery on Friday, August 30, in the league Semifinals.

“I think the work rate that (Long) Tan and (Dennis) Chin produced set the tone for the entire night,” said Orlando City Head Coach Adrian Heath. “My favorite quote to the players is ‘The supporters want to see you play like they would play if they had a chance.’ I think they did that tonight.”

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The Lions got off to a hot start, with a goal occurring in just the 3rd minute of play. A well-placed corner by Winger Luke Boden found the head of Forward Long Tan- who whipped his attempt past Pittsburgh Goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap for the 1-0 lead.

Immediately following, Pittsburgh went on the attack- with Riverhounds’ Midfielder Rob Vincent finding himself with open space behind the Orlando backline in the 4th minute. Vincent slid his attempt past Orlando Goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo, only for Defender Rob Valentino to make a sliding save inside the box- clearing the chance out of danger.

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Just a minute later, the Lions converted a second goal, with Renan Boufleur cleaning up a loose ball inside the 6-yard box for the score. After an Anthony Pulis corner, Tan flicked it on for Boufleur in open space inside the 18-yard box- with the Phoenix FC loanee blasting it home for the 2-0 lead in just the 5th minute of play.

Orlando didn’t let up for the remainder of the first 45 minutes, with Pittsburgh having few chances against a solid backline that included Valentino, Erik Ustruck, Luke Boden and Boufleur.

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The second half started off much like the first, with a quick score by Orlando giving the Lions a comfortable 3-0 lead. After getting behind the Pittsburgh defense, Chin played a brilliant back heel pass to Tan – with the striker putting his shot past Gilstrap for his second goal of the night. The two scores in one game by Tan was the first time the striker notched a brace since joining the team in the 2012-13 offseason.

Orlando tacked on two more goals to seal the deal, with Chin converting in the 68th minute while Midfielder Anthony Pulis drove home a penalty kick in the 79th for the 5-0 advantage and victory.

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The Lions will face the defending league Champions Charleston Battery in the league Semifinals on Friday, August 30, at Fifth Third Bank Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Orlando holds a 7-1-2 advantage (W-L-T) against the Battery, with the most recent meeting on July 11 resulting in a Lions win.

Tickets are available for Friday night’s Semifinal by calling (855) ORL-CITY or by visiting OrlandoCitySoccer.com.  The ticket office will have extended office hours leading up to the match: Sun 10am-2pm; Mon-Thu 9am-7pm; Fri 9am-2pm.  Tickets will also be available on Friday at the Florida Citrus Bowl box office after 2p. For more information on the upcoming playoff game and more, please visit OrlandoCitySoccer.com.

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Orlando City Match Recap

Team                      1    2    Final

Orlando City              2    3    5

Pittsburgh Riverhounds    0    0    0

Scoring Summary:

ORL- Long Tan (Luke Boden) 3rd

ORL- Renan Boufleur (unassisted) 5th

ORL- Long Tan (Dennis Chin) 48th

ORL- Dennis Chin (Long Tan) 68th

ORL- Anthony Pulis (penalty) 80th

Lineups/Substitutions:

Orlando City- GK Miguel Gallardo, D Rob Valentino, Erik Ustruck, Renan Boufleur, Luke Boden, M James O’Connor (Ian Fuller 80’), Anthony Pulis, Adama Mbengue (Christian Duke 67’), Kevin Molino, F Long Tan (Freddie Braun 77’), Dennis Chin (Jean Alexandre 72’)

Pittsburgh Riverhounds- GK Hunter Gilstrap, D Sterling Flunder, Rich Costanzo (Mike Seamon 58’), Mike Green, Andrew Marshall, M Rob Vincent, Kevin Kerr (Stefan Lundberg 58’), Alfonso Motaglvan, Matt Dallman (Ryan Kinne 76’), F Mike Seth, Jose Angulo

Penalty Summary:

PIT- Andrew Marshall (Yellow) 4th

ORL- Luke Boden (Yellow) 54th

Match Facts:

Time of Match: 7:30 p.m. EST

Weather: Cloudy/Light Rain

Attendance: 8,486

 Orlando City Soccer

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 OrlandoCitySoccer.com and OrlandoCityYouth.org.

 

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Orlando City Lions Begin Postseason Play Saturday!

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Orlando City Lions Begin Postseason Play Saturday Night

Pittsburgh Riverhounds come to town for opening round of USL PRO playoffs

ORLANDO, Fla.- Orlando City SC (16-4-6, 54 points, No. 2 seed) welcomes the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (10-8-8, 38 points, No. 7 seed) for the opening round of the 2013 USL PRO postseason this Saturday, August 24, at Fifth Third Bank Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl. The Quarterfinal match kicks off the playoffs for the Lions, who will attempt to win their second USL PRO Championship in three years.

“I think the important thing is that anything less than our best won’t be good enough,” said Orlando City Head Coach Adrian Heath. “We have to bring our ‘A’ game this Saturday.”

Orlando and Pittsburgh have met twice this season, with the Riverhounds holding the series advantage with one win and one draw in 2013. The most recent match saw Pittsburgh top the Lions 1-0 on August 3 at the Citrus Bowl.

The Riverhounds are led by Forward Jose Angulo, who finished tied atop the league’s goal-scoring leaders with 15 in 2013. The striker shares the Golden Boot title with Sporting Kansas City loanee and Forward Dom Dwyer, who also totaled 15 scores. Angulo’s 15 goals are nearly half of Pittsburgh’s team total, which ended at 36.

Playoffs are knockout-format, with the No.1 seed facing No.8, No.2 v No. 7, No. 3 v No.6, and No. 4 v No 5. Seeds remain the same after each round. If the Lions should advance past the first weekend of playoffs, the Semifinals would also be in Orlando- with the date set for Friday, August 30.

On the injury front, Midfielder Jamie Watson and Goalkeeper Jon Kempin will be working over the upcoming week to get back to full health- but Heath stressed that rushing injuries can lead to worse results.

“Depending on where they are, they may be available for Saturday’s game,” Heath added. “The important thing is to not rush them back.”

The Lions are 3-1-0 in postseason play in franchise history, which includes a victory over the Harrisburg City Islanders in the 2011 USL PRO Championship match in Orlando. Heath’s side was upset by the Wilmington Hammerheads 4-3 in the second round of the playoffs last year.

Tickets for the playoff game are available by calling (855) ORL-CITY or by visiting OrlandoCitySoccer.com. Tickets start at just $15.

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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 OrlandoCitySoccer.com and OrlandoCityYouth.org.

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Match Recap: Orlando City Falls to Fluminense FC

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Orlando Puts Up Fight, Falls to Fluminense FC 4-3 In Front of 11,127

Club sets international friendly attendance record against Brazilian Champs Saturday night

Orlando City fell to Fluminense FC 4-3 Saturday night in front of 11,127 fans at Fifth Third Bank Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl, an international friendly club record for attendance. The mark was previously set back in July of 2011 against the English Premier League’s Newcastle United with 10,889.

“It was great for some of our younger players to play against them (Fluminense),” said Orlando City Head Coach Adrian Heath. “On the whole, I’m pleased with the evening.”

Saturday’s opponent, Fluminense FC, competes in Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A- the top level of Brazilian soccer. This year they are also one of the sides representing Brazil in the prestigious Libertadores of American Cup, making a great mid-season opponent for the Lions.

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Orlando got on the scoreboard first, with league-leading scorer Dom Dwyer slotting his own give-and-go past Fluminense FC Ricardo Berna to give Orlando the 1-0 lead. In the 19th minute, Dwyer played a ball past a Fluminense defender, sprinting past the backline and finding space to convert a low roller to give Orlando a one-goal advantage.

Fluminense equalized in the final minutes of the first half, with a well-placed cross by Carlinhos finding Gum inside the 18-yard box- who whipped in a header to equalize the match at 1-1 in the 40th minute.

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The Brazilian champs added a second goal at the beginning of the second half, with Ryner slotting in a score after Rafael found him in stride in the 47th minute. The striker put Orlando City Goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo out of position, finding the back of the net for the 2-1 lead.

Two more goals were added by the Brazilian Champs in the second half, including individual strikes outside the 18 by Rafael and Samuel to put Fluminense up 4-1.

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Orlando didn’t go into the night quietly, with two quick scores by the Lions in the 78th and 80th minutes cutting the lead down to one. Midfielder Adama Mbengue was involved with both scores, slotting home a goal after Jonathan Mendoza found the Senegal native in space while whipping a cross just two minutes later that eventually found the head of Jean Alexandre for the score. Despite the late attack, Fluminense held strong and came out on top with the 4-3 win.

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The squad now turns their attention toward Wednesday night’s US Open Cup quarterfinal in Bridgeview, Ill., against Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Chicago Fire. Kickoff for the game is set for 8:30 p.m. EST. The Lions advanced past MLS affiliate Sporting Kansas City 1-0 in the last round of US Open Cup play, with an early score by Forward Long Tan giving Orlando the lead and win. The win marked the club’s first-ever win over Sporting KC and advancement to the quarterfinal round of the US Open Cup. If the Lions advance past Chicago, Orlando will host the semifinals onWednesday, August 7, at Fifth Third Bank Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl.

Orlando previously topped MLS’ Colorado Rapids 3-1 at the Citrus Bowl and the PDL’s Ocala Stampede in the second and third rounds of the knockout tournament.

The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is the oldest on-going national soccer competition in the United States and is open to United States Soccer Federation (USSF) affiliated teams. This year marks the centennial edition of the tournament. This year’s field consisted of 68 teams, the largest field in US Open Cup history.

Orlando City Fluminense FC Match Recap:

Team                      1    2    Final

Orlando City              1    2    3

Fluminense FC             1    3    4

Scoring Summary:

ORL- Dom Dwyer (unassisted) 19’

FLU- Gum (Carlinhos) 40’

FLU- Ryner (Rafael) 47’

FLU- Rafael 61’

FLU- Samuel 68’

ORL- Adama Mbengue (Jonathan Mendoza) 78’

ORL- Jean Alexandre (unassisted) 80’

 

Lineups/Substitutions:

Orlando City- GK Miguel Gallardo (Jon Kempin 61’), D Yann Songo’o, Bryan Burke (Erik Ustruck 67’), Luke Boden (Brian Fekete 75’), Rob Valentino (Oumar Diakhite 76’), M Anthony Pulis (Christian Duke 62’), Adama Mbengue, James O’Connor (Freddie Braun 61’), Kevin Molino (Jonathan Mendoza 68’), F Dom Dwyer (Dennis Chin 61’), Long Tan (Jean Alexandre 46’)

Fluminense FC- Ricardo Berna, Bruno, Gum, Edinho (Valencia 71’), Carlinhos, Digao, Wagner (Deco 78’), Rhayner (Biro Biro 72’), Rafael Sobis, Samuel (Felipe 74’), Fabio (Elivelton 86’)

Penalty Summary:

ORL- Anthony Pulis (Yellow) 42’

Match Facts:

Time of Match: 7:30 p.m. EST

Weather: Cloudy

Attendance: 11,127

Orlando City Soccer - Weekly Review

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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