LIVE BLOG: Orlando City SC vs Sporting KC


Bryce Brimhall / Valencia Voice

Cyle Larin could break the MLS goal scoring record with a goal against Sporting KC on Sunday.

Orlando City SC (7-13-8) take on former Lion Dom Dwyer and Sporting KC at the Citrus Bowl on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be on Fox Sports 1.

Orlando will be without Kaka, Darwin Ceren and Corey Ashe on Sunday, as all three are listed as day-to-day moving forward.

Cyle Larin can break the MLS single-season rookie scoring record with a goal tonight against Sporting KC. The first-year player already has 11 goals in 21 games played.

Orlando City beat reporter Danny Morales will be providing live updates from the game.


Orlando City get three points with 3-1 win over Sporting KC. Adrian Winter with two goals and Bryan Rochez with the other. Orlando now tied in the Eastern Conference with Montreal.

Second Half:

90′ The ref adds three minutes of added time as Orlando leads 3-1.

87′ Dom Dwyer gets a red card and that will it for the former Orlando City Lion.

83′ Brek Shea gets a yellow card.

81′ Orlando City earn a corner and Boden will take it.

71′ Winter finishes off a beautiful piece of football and scores his second goal of the game to make it 3-1 Orlando.

66′ Brek Shea lays off a pass to Rochez on his first touch of the game and Rochez put it in the net, Orlando up 2-1. That’s Rochez first career MLS goal.

65′ Zusi takes a shot but sends it sailing wide of the goal. Still tied at 1-1.

64′ Dwyer gets a breakaway but is called offside. The former Lion is really trying to get on the score sheet.

61′ Brek Shea subs into the game for Carlos Rivas, this is Shea’s first game back since suffering groin injury.

60′ Sporting almost takes the lead as Dwyer gets a foot on the ball but Hall grabs it before any damage can be done.

59′ Sporting KC ties the game at 1-1 with a goal by Krisztian Nemeth.

59′ Brek Shea is getting ready to sub in and the crowd goes wild when he is shown on the big screen.

56′ Orlando substitution, Bryan Rochez comes in for Cyle Larin, now record tonight for the rookie. Brek Shea is also now warming up.

53′ The ref is really just letting these guys play. A lot of contact for the amount of fouls that have been called.

50′ Larin gets an opportunity at goal and he send the shot just over the crossbar.

48′ Nemeth almost gets on the end of a low cross into the box but he is called offside.

46′ Orlando City start the second half with the ball and we are underway with Orlando up 1-0 over Sporting KC.


Orlando City take a 1-0 lead into halftime after Adrian Winter’s goal in the third minute. Sporting KC is outshooting Orlando 4-2, but the Lions are slightly winning the possession battle 50.6 – 49.4.

First Half:

45′ There will be 1 minute of added time.

41′ Boden finds Winter in the box but he’s dispossessed by a Sporting defender.

37′ The ball bounces around in the Orlando City box for a few seconds but Sporting kicks a cross out of bounds and it’s Orlando City ball.

36′ Jacob Peterson with a Rivas-like attempt at a cross, it goes into the stands for an Orlando goal kick.

34′ Collin strips Dwyer of the ball and the Frenchman is playing tight defense against the former Lion.

32′ Winter’s pass to Boden is a bit hard and it goes out of bounds for a KC throw-in.

29′ Sporting get a free kick just outside the box but it is cleared out by and Orlando City player.

28′ Zusi goes for a cross to Dwyer in the box but Tally Hall grabs the ball before it can reach Dom.

23′ Rivas just pulled a Rivas and shanked a shot in front of net. Doesn’t matter because he was called offside.

21′ Dwyer takes a shot on goal and Hall comes up with the save.

19′ Zusi sends a shot out of bounds for an Orlando City goal kick. The Lions are now losing the possession battle 53-46.

16′ Dom Dwyer gets a head on a corner from Zusi, but the shot goes over the crossbar.

13′ Sporting KC gets a corner kick, the first of the game. Zusi will take the kick.

9′ Orlando City controlling possession early, Lions with 66 percent of the ball so far.

5′ Lewis Neal missed the net from inside the box, but Orlando City are getting opportunities early on.

2′ Orlando City earn a free kick and Adrian Winter heads it in off the Luke Boden kick to give Orlando City an early 1-0 lead. That was Winter’s first MLS goal and was the first goal by an Orlando City player in 526 minutes of playas well as the fastest in club history.

1′ Sporting KC starts the game with the ball and we are underway from the Citrus Bowl.


Orlando City starting XI: GK: Hall; D: Ramos, Collin, Mateos, Boden; M: Carrasco, Higuita, Rivas, Neal, Winter; F: Larin

Subs: Earl Edwards Jr., Seb Hines, Tommy Redding, Eric Avila, Brek Shea, Danny Mwanga, Bryan Rochez.