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Larin’s Record Setting Goal Give City A Record-Setting Victory Against L.A. Galaxy

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Orlando City became the first team in MLS History to start their opening home campaign undefeated after Cyle Larin’s 4th goal of the season in extra time helped the Lions beat the L.A. Galaxy 2-1. Larin’s goal gives him the record for the most goals by a single player in MLS history before the age of 22 years old.

“Just another three easy points right? All in the cards and no problems for us.”- Orlando City Head Coach Jason Kreis  in a laughing manner after his team’s victory over the Galaxy

Larin, who said in the post-game interview that he had been working out to get stronger, used that newfound strength to fight out Galaxy midfielder Jermaine Jones to give City the victory. The Lions, who had the lead most of the game, had to use the final eight minutes to bring home the victory after Galaxy midfielder Roman Alessandrini scored his 4th goal of the season to tie the game at 1 in the 83rd minute.

Will Johnson, who played his best game to date as a member of the City, used a late game corner kick to set up Larin. Before the chance in the last few moments of the game, Larin was having a hard time with the Galaxy defense.

“I’d been working the whole game and I was just waiting for my chance for the ball to come to me. I just kept focused. I kept focused. I knew I was going to get my chance.” -Orlando City forward Cyle Larin on his goal

City used their 4th consecutive home sell-out to their advantage from the start of the game. In front of 25,557 and a national television audience on FOX, City jumped out to another early lead thanks to midfielder Johnson’s scoring his first goal of the season to get City out to an early lead. His goal came off a beautiful pass from defender Scott Sutter to beat Galaxy goalkeeper Clement Diop to open the scoring.

“He works very hard for the team and he doesn’t stop. We needed a player like that. I’m just happy that he’s here and and happy he scored his goal.” – Orlando City forward Cyle Larin on Will Johnson

Johnson took the well placed ball, took one dribble and placed it over Diop’s head, to get the sell-out crowd on its feet in the 9th minute. City continued its pressure on Diop throughout the rest of the first half as Giles Barnes had a chance stopped by Diop after a free kick that landed inside the Galaxy goal box.

Carlos Rivas also had a chance in the 18th minute, but his shot hit the post and City controlled the opening 20 minutes of the opening half. In the second half of the opening 45 minutes, the Galaxy had three shots miss the net; Giovanni dos Santos had his second shot of the half blocked inside the Lions box and Alessandrni missed a shot that was highly contested by the Lions defense.


Points of Interest:

  • Orlando City Goals- Johnson (1st in the 9th minute) and Larin (4th in the 90th minute)
  • LA Galaxy Goal- Alessandrini (4th in the 83rd minute)
  • Yellow Cards: Galaxy 2 (Van Damme 52nd minute and Pedro in the 64 minute)


Danny Thompson is a sports contributor for Florida National News.

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