LIVE BLOG: Orlando City SC vs Montreal Impact


Bryce Brimhall / Valencia Voice

Cyle Larin leads Orlando City with 14 goals for the season.

Orlando City SC (10-13-8) take on Didier Drogba and the Montreal Impact (12-11-6) in a match that has huge playoff implications for both teams going into the final month of the MLS season.

Kaka and company need a win against Montreal to keep their playoff hopes alive, while the Impact can all but clinch a playoff spot with a win against the Lions.

FINAL: Orlando City pull within one point of the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference standings with 2-1 win over Montreal Impact.

Second Half:

90′ The referee adds three minutes of stoppage time.

89′ Rivas takes a shot on a counter attack but sends it sailing out for a goal kick.

87′ Shea gets a yellow card, meaning he and Kaka will not be available for Orlando City against New York City FC.

84′ Orlando City is playing heavily defensive trying to hold on to this 2-1 lead.

79′ Seb Hines volleyed in an attempted clearance from Drogba and put Orlando City up 2-1 with ten minutes left in regulation time.

69′ Bryan Rochez is subbed in for Lewis Neal. Orlando City now playing with two forwards.

65′ Drogba feeds a nice pass up the field but Tally Hall gets to it before the Montreal attacker can.

63′ Rivas again takes a shot from way outside the box and sends it out for a goal kick.

62′ Luke Boden receives a yellow card, marking the sixth booking of the match so far.

59′ Didier Drogba subs in for Dominic Oduro. Montreal looking for the game-winner in the second half.

57′ Rivas sends a cross into the box that goes just pass Larin’s head. Rivas surprisingly accurate with that right-footed cross.

56′ Rivas takes a shot from way outside the box and it goes out for a Montreal goal kick.

51′ Shea takes a shot with his left foot that leaves the crossbar shaking, but no goal for Orlando City.

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

First half:

51′ Orlando City go into the locker room at halftime tied 1-1 against Montreal.

45+’ Venegas gets a yellow card for simulation, he is livid after being booked.

45+’ Donny Toia gets a yellow card and Orlando City will get a free kick.

45′ The referee adds six minutes of stoppage time to the end of the first half.

43′ Tally Hall makes the initial save but Oduro finishes off the rebound to tie the game at 1-1. Hall then gets a yellow card for arguing with the referee.

41′ Carrasco is down on the ground but he gets up and looks to be okay.

39′ Rivas takes a shot at goal with his left foot, but it goes over the net for a Montreal goal kick.

33′ Cyle Larin puts a ball off Evan Bush and into the back of the net to give Orlando City a 1-0 lead over Montreal. The goal extends Larin’s rookie goal record to 15 for the season.

28′ Redding and Ramos are being further evaluated. Ramos has been taken to ORMC according to a team official.

25′ Montreal gets a chance in the box but Oduro takes a heavy touch and Tally Hall comes up with the ball.

21′ Orlando City making good use of possession but still haven’t gotten on the scoreboard, 0-0.

16′ Orlando City get a free kick near goal but Montreal defend it well.

13′ Lewis Neal gets a chance at goal but sends it right of the post for a Montreal goal kick.

11′ Seb Hines comes into the game to play center back while Boden will come in and play left back for Orlando City.

10′ Redding and Ramos are taken off the field on stretchers, the crowd gives them a cheer as they are taken off.

8′ Boden also looks like he will be coming in. Redding and Ramos will be subbed out after colliding. Both players could be suffering from a concussion.

7′ Seb Hines is about to come into the game for Orlando City. Both Redding and Ramos could be coming out of the game.

4′ Tommy Redding and Ramos run into each other during an attempt at the ball, Ramos is bleeding badly.

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


Orlando City starting XI: GK: Hall; D: Ramos, Collin, Redding, Shea; M: Carrasco, Ceren, Kaka, Neal, Rivas; F: Larin.

Drogba won’t be starting for Montreal but he is available off of the bench.