LIVE BLOG: Orlando City SC vs. Ponte Preta


Bryce Brimhall / Valencia Voice

Kevin Molino is one of a few usual starters that will get the call in the starting eleven for Orlando City.

Orlando City takes on Brazilian club Ponte Preta in a friendly at the Citrus Bowl on Saturday night, with many reserves getting the start for the Lions.

Beat writer Danny Morales will be providing updates throughout the game.

90+’ Larin buries the penalty into the right corner of the net and Orlando City leads 3-2.

90′ Cyle Larin goes down in the box and Orlando City will get a penalty kick in the 90th minute.

79′ Orlando City and Ponte Preta are still tied at 2-2 going into the final 10 minutes of regulation time.

59′ Ponte Preta ties the game a at 2-2 with a free kick goal by Renato Caja that went just over the wall and into the net.

55′ Orlando City takes a 2-1 lead with a goal from St. Ledger on a corner kick from Luke Boden.

46′ Orlando City subs in Sean St. Ledger in for Seb Hines to start the second half.

45+’ Bryan Rochez scores on a header from an Eric Avila corner to tie the game at 1-1 going into halftime.

31′ Earl Edwards Jr. gets a yellow card and gives up a penalty kick for a challenge on a Ponte Preta attacker but Edwards Jr. saved the ensuing penalty kick to keep the deafest to 1-0.

18′ Molino is down again holding the same knee. Eric Avila looks to be coming in for him.

15′ Molino is now down holding what looks like his right knee. Trainers are out on the field now. That’s the third Lions’ player down so far this game.

11′ Ponte Preta gets a goal off of a free kick when Tiago Alves heads the ball into the back of the net and Orlando City is down 1-0.

10′ Amobi Okugo goes down with a non contact injury, but he gets back up and seems to be okay.

9′ Orlando City gets a free kick after Kaka is taken down a few yards outside the box. Kaka will take the kick.

0′ — Orlando City starts the game with the ball and we are underway from the Citrus Bowl.

Pregame: Orlando City starting XI: GK Edwards Jr.; D Boden, Donovan, Hines, Ramos; M Okugo, Higuita, Heath; F Kaka, Rochez, Molino