There’s no denying the problems Orlando City SC has had of late on both ends of the field, as the Lions have struggled to find any consistency.
The Lions came into Saturday night’s contest against the New England Revolution winning only one out of their last 14 matches and needed a morale boost to get the club heading in the right direction.
Though a victory against New England was always the best-case scenario, earning a point in come-from-behind fashion will work as well. Orlando City needed a goal in injury time to notch a 3-3 draw at home against New England at Orlando City Stadium.
The Lions are now 7-14-2 on the season, and their next match will be next weekend against DC United at Audi Field. The game will take place on Sunday and kickoff is currently slated for 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
Goals shouldn’t have been a problem for an Orlando City bunch that was able to produce three the previous match against the Los Angeles Galaxy. Time of possession was heavily in the Lions’ favor for the entire match, with Orlando controlling the ball for 65 percent compared to New England’s 35 percent.
Despite the disparity in possession control percentage, the Revolution would be the club that held the lead for most of the matchup throughout. Goals for New England came in the 7th and 18th minutes from forwards Juan Agudelo and Cristian Penilla, respectively. Orlando found themselves for the rest of the match playing catch-up and would eventually tie up the match in the 71st minute when defender Amro Tarek scored on an assisted goal from Yoshimar Yotun.
The jubilation wouldn’t last long, though, as New England would score again just five minutes later. It would be defender Scott Sutter’s goal in the waning minutes that helped salvage a point in the Eastern Conference standings for Orlando City.