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Orlando City Falls in Interim Head Coach Murphy’s Home Debut

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – After making a lineup change in Wednesday’s US Open Cup victory over DC United, Bobby Murphy’s squad couldn’t find the net and fell at home to Montreal by the score of 2-0. Orlando City, who was playing their first home game in about a month, gave up an early own goal and lost for the 7th straight time in MLS regular season play.

Orlando City Defender Lamine Sane’ put the ball in his own net and gave the Impact a 1-0 lead 13 minutes into the game. After the own goal, City couldn’t get much going as the Impact dominated the scoring chances as they took the lead into halftime. Orlando’s Joe Bendik kept Montreal off the scoreboard for the rest of the half as he made key save after save.

“One, they did that. And fair play to them because we were in Montreal last week and it was 60 degrees. So they come down here and conserve energy after they get the goal and force us to break them down. To have as many new guys as we have- and I’m not making excuses for anybody- but to get the chemistry in attack, it takes time. It’s harder to score goals and we’ve got to just be better at it. That’s my job for right now.” – Orlando City Interim Head Coach Bobby Murphy on his team’s play after the own goal

In the second 45 minutes of play, Orlando City started to play with more passion and even had two chances to score. Sasha Kljestan’s attempt went wide in the 63rd minute and Sane’ had a chance of his own off a corner kick that ended up in the Impact goalkeepers hands.

Montreal put the game away in the 84th minute, when Ignacio “Nacho” Piatti’s goal was overturned by Instant Replay. The referee had called Piatti for offsides, but after a review from the booth, his goal put the game away. It came from an outstanding pass from Alejandro Silva and Piatti was left alone with Bendik.

“The reality is we’re still in a good spot. I don’t know what the results are tonight, if they’ve gone for us or against us but the reality is we are in a good position, we are in the playoffs. So we need to do whatever it takes to either get back in the playoffs or stay in the playoffs. We’re not in a bad position, yet. Obviously, the run of form has been really, really poor but we’re not in a terrible position.”- Orlando City Captain Jonathan Spector on the team’s current playoff position

Orlando City plays the next two games on the road as they take on Atlanta United and LAFC and returns home to take Toronto FC on July 14th.

 

Goals:

  • Montreal: Lamine Sane’ (own goal) – 13th minute
  • Montreal: Ignacio Piatti (Alejandro Silva and Saphir Taider)- 84th minute

Penalties:

  • Orlando – Sasha Kijestan (Yellow Card) – 58th minute

Shots:

  • Montreal – 12
  • Orlando – 8

Substitutions:

  • Orlando City
    • Chris Mueller (Amro Tarek) – 62nd minute
    • Scott Sutter (Will Johnson) – 66th minute
    • PC (Donnie Toia) – 74th minute
  • Montreal
    • Raheem Edwards (Matteo Mancosu) – 65th minute
    • Victor Cabrera (Chris Duvall) – 77th minute
    • Shamit Shome (Ken Krolicki) – 84th minute

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Danny Thompson is a sports contributor for Florida National News. | info@floridanationalnews.com

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