LIVE BLOG: Orlando City vs Colorado Rapids

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Bryce Brimhall / Valencia Voice

Orlando City SC (5-6-5) take on the Colorado Rapids (2-4-9) at the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday, June 24.

Forward Cyle Larin will be back from international duty and could see the start up front for Orlando City.

The Lions are go into the match with a five-game unbeaten streak at home. The last time Orlando City lost at home was April, 26 against Toronto.

F/T: Orlando City defeat the Colorado Rapids 2-0, improving home unbeaten streak to six games.

65′ Kaka puts the ball in the back of the net and give Orlando a 2-0 lead with his eighth goal of the season.

62′ Larin gives Orlando City a 1-0 lead after he finishes the Carlos Rivas pass for his sixth goal of the season.

57′ Ramos tries a shot with his left foot from outside the box but it is shanked wide of the goal.

54′ Ramos finds Kaka open in the middle of the box, but the Brazilians shot goes off the inside of the post and rolls across the face of goal without going in.

51′ Larin gets an opportunity at goal but his shot goes right into the goalkeepers hands.

48′ Rivas makes a run and tries to lay off a pass to Higuita in the box but it is intercepted by Colorado.

47′ Larin goes down and appears to be holding his ankle, he gets up and walks it off on his own.

46′ Colorado starts the second half with the ball and we are underway for the final 45 minutes. Both teams are still scoreless.

HALFTIME – Orlando City and Colorado remain scoreless after the opening 45 minutes. Orlando has had some chances but haven’t been able to get the ball on target. The Lions lead in shots 8-6 with only one being on target.

With Shea out for the second half Orlando City will need Kaka to step up and assert himself on offense. The Brazilian has the only shot on goal through the first half for Orlando.

45′ Orlando City take a few chances at goal but ends with a Neal shot that goes over the crossbar for a goal kick.

40′ Dillon Serna gets a yellow card for a harsh tackle on Higuita.

38′ Carlos Rivas comes in for Brek Shea after Shea seemed to be affected by the injured groin he suffered while out on international duty.

36′ Shea goes down to the ground again, it looks like his groin could be acting up on him again.

33′ Shea tries a shot from outside the box, but he shanks it wide of the goal.

31′ Neal takes a shot but has it blocked by the outfield player.

27′ Brek Shea is down on the field. He isn’t holding his groin, which was injured before. He eventually gets up and walks it off.

16′ Boden sets up Brek Shea for a shot but it is deflected by Colorado. Orlando can’t take advantage of the corner and St. Ledger gets up limping a little.

13′ Colorado get their first corner kick of the game.

10′ Orlando City gets a corner kick after Boden’s cross is sent out of bounds.

6′ Tally Hall comes up with a big save on a one-on-one situation.

2′ Tally Hall makes his first save of the game as the Colorado shot goes right at him.

1′ Larin gets a head on a Luke Boden cross but he can’t find the net. That was Orlando’s first chance of the game.

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

First Half:

Pre game: Orlando City starting XI: GK: Hall; D: Ramos, Hines, St. Ledger, Boden; M: Neal, Ceren, Kaka, Higuita, Shea; F: Larin.