Is Orlando City starting to go back to its old habits? Yeah, the ones that plagued the Lions early on in the season when they started off winless for the first three games? Well, whatever it may be, Orlando City right now isn’t the same club that recently won six games in a row and vaulted itself amongst the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

Its not the end of the world that the Lions have dropped two in a row, but a current 2-game losing streak that includes a pair of 2-1 losses to Atlanta United FC and Toronto FC, has Orlando City reeling as of late and looking for answers.

The amount of attention teams are putting on forward Dom Dwyer may have something to do with, as the Lions were very successful during its winning streak when Dwyer was creatingnor scoring. Orlando City starting and ending the game controlling time of possession has been a plus, but the Lions must find ways to make the most of their opportunities. In the two losses, Orlando City has taken 18 shots, with nine coming on goal.

The Lions will get to used to playing outside the friendly confines of Orlando City Stadium, with the club scheduled to play five of their next seven games on the road. Though Orlando City hasn’t really shown it’s a bad road or home team this season, this next stretch of matches will surely show how the team performs away from home.

Orlando City coach Jason Kreis knows a lot of pressure is being placed upon his shoulders, as the Lions’ front office assembled what could be arguably the most talented team in Major League Soccer. Could Kreis be feeling the pressure? Nonetheless, the Lions have to keep up the success of everything could come tumbling down.

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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