LIVE BLOG: Orlando City vs Columbus Crew (U.S. Open Cup)


Bryce Brimhall / Valencia Voice

Darwin Ceren will be playing in his last game for Orlando City before going of to play in the Gold Cup for El Salvador.

Orlando City take on rival Columbus Crew in the round of 16 in the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday as both teams will be meeting for the third time this year.

Orlando is 0-1-1 against Columbus so far this season with the Lions playing to a 2-2 draw in the two teams last meeting back in May.

FINAL: Orlando City advances to the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals with 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew.

87′ Mwanga gets a chance at goal but his shot goes out wide for a goal kick.

84′ Ribeiro comes off for Danny Mwanga. Orlando up 2-0.

67′ Rivas comes off for Amobi Okugo. Rivas again having a good game and showing he’s improved.

48′ St. Ledger makes a fantastic save with his head on a Columbus shot that was surly going to find the back of the net.

46′ Columbus starts the second half with the ball and we are underway.

HALFTIME: Orlando City lead Columbus 2-0 after goals by Kaka and Rivas during the opening 45 minutes.

34′ Rivas scores with a scorcher of a shot from outside the 18-yard box to give Orlando City a 2-0 lead.

21′ Kaka then sends a shot into the back of the net following a pass from Darwin Ceren giving Orlando a 1-0 lead.

21′ St. Ledger gets a head on Kaka’s free kick and sends it into the goal, but he’s called offsides by the ref.

20′ Orlando City gets a free kick just outside the box as Rivas gets taken down.

16′ Now Ceren gets called for a foul, Orlando City have been called for many fouls during the opening 16 minutes.

15′ Higuita gets called offsides as Orlando City got some passes together in the attacking third.

12′ Higuita gets a yellow card marking the first booking of the game.

10′ Columbus has been on the attack for most of the opening ten minutes of the match, but we’re still scoreless.

4′ Columbus gets a shot off in the box but it goes off the post and back out. Close one for Orlando City

1′ Orlando City starts with the ball and we are underway.


Orlando City SC starting XI: GK: Hall.; D: Ramos, Hines, St. Ledger, Boden; M: Higuita, Ceren, Rivas, Avila, Kaka; F: Ribiero