LIVE BLOG: Orlando City vs. Columbus Crew


Bryce Brimhall / Valencia Voice

Cyle Larin is second on the team with four goals so far this season.

Orlando City SC (3-5-4) and the Columbus Crew (4-4-3) go head-to-head at the Citrus Bowl on Saturday in a matchup of teams in the middle of the table in the Eastern Conference.

FINAL’ Orlando City earn a point with a 2-2 draw against the Columbus Crew.

88′ Pedro Ribeiro scores with a rocket from outside the 18-yard box to tie the game at 2-2 for Orlando City.

77′ Darwin Ceren takes a shot from inside the box but it goes just over the crossbar.

72′ Pedro Ribeiro comes in for Cyle Larin. This is Ribeiro’s first action since injuring his hamstring last month.

61′ Kei Kamara gives Columbus a 2-1 lead with a short-handed goal off an assist by Waylon Francis.

59′ Orlando City gets another threatening chance in front of goal but Larin whiffs on the shot and Orlando sends it out for a goal kick.

56′ Tally Hall comes out and makes on a one-on-one with the Columbus attacker.

53′ Larin gets another chance at goal but this time it’s send over the crossbar by Rivas for a goal kick.

46′ Orlando City starts the second half with the ball and we are underway for the second 45 minutes.

H/T: Orlando City and Columbus are tied at 1-1 after the opening 45 minutes. The Crew have been playing with 10 men since the 16th minute.

38′ Kaka takes a shot and it’s saved by Steve Clark in net.

25′ Larin almost scores in front of net but is denied by the Columbus defense, Orlando City corner.

22′ Tally Hall makes a big save on a shot by Ethan Finlay.

18′ Larin almost scores with a diving chest attempt, Orlando City is applying the pressure now.

17′ Kaka goes left and buries the penalty into the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1. Columbus is now playing a man down.

16′ Columbus is called for a handball in the box by Michael Parkhurst and he receives a red card. Orlando City gets a PK.

13′ Orlando City gets another corner but get called for a foul resulting in a Columbus free kick.

8′ Larin is fed a ball by Kaka, but his shot goes straight at the Columbus keeper.

6′ Tony Tchani scored on a header in the box to give Columbus an early 1-0 lead over Orlando.

5′ Orlando City gets a corner kick but can’t get a head on the cross, still scoreless.

3′ Columbus gets a free kick and it goes just over the bar for a goal kick.

1′ The Columbus Crew start the game with the ball and the match is underway.


Orlando City staring XI: GK: Tally Hall; D: Rafael Ramos, Seb Hines, Sean St. Ledger, Luke Boden; M: Eric Avila, Carlos Rivas, Kaka, Darwin Ceren, Cristian Higuita; F: Cyle Larin.