Hopes have been throughout Orlando City’s 10-game winless streak is that at some point the Lions might be able to break the skid. Problem for James O’Connor’s group was they were facing the Western Conference’s top club in FC Dallas, whom is currently the No. 1 seed.

They would be no change in that stance for Dallas, as they overcame some bad weather in the area to roll past the Lions for a 2-0 win at Toyota Stadium. With the victory, Dallas now improves to 16-6-9 on the season and continues to make their stranglehold on the West’s No. 1 spot.

For Orlando City, it’s too much of the same things going on. A lack of creativity on the attacking side of the ball and just having any true opportunities to attack Dallas’ defense. The Lions now fall to 7-19-4 on the season with just four games remaining on the slate. Next weekend, Orlando City SC remains on the road and will face the New England Revolution.

The possession arrow stayed away from Orlando City in this matchup, as FC Dallas controlled the ball for 53 percent of the match while having 12 shots and five of them being on goal. Orlando City had possession for 47 percent and had 10 shots with five being on goal.

Dallas took awhile to get going but they would get a score from substitute Santiago Mosquera in the 63rd minute. Literally just six minutes later, Dallas made sure to silent Orlando for good as they botched its second goal of the night in the 69th minute from midfielder Victor Ulloa.  

Orlando City could never mount a serious comeback in the second half as the game was delayed due to weather for about 35 minutes before resuming play at 10:51 p.m.

About The Author

Andy Villamarzo has covered high school and youth sports for the Tampa Bay Times and The Tampa Tribune as a correspondent since 2008. He is a native of Holiday, FL, who graduated from Gulf High School and studied at St. Petersburg College. He has covered various prep, collegiate and professional athletes throughout his writing career, including Josh Johnson (Jacksonville Jaguars), Patrick Schuster (Arizona Diamondbacks) and currently writes for other publications like The Suncoast News, Friday Night Football Magazine and TopDrawerSoccer.com.

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