Orlando City FC have a short history. The club was founded in 2013 and the franchise played their first game during the 2015 season. It was not a bad inaugural season for Orlando as they finished seventh in the Eastern Conference and 14th overall, their 12-14-8 record seeing them fall five points short of a playoff place. Last season, in 2016, Orlando took a slight step back, ending the campaign with a 9-11-14 record, enough for eighth place in the East and 15th place overall.
Orlando started the 2016 season slowly, winning only three games from their opening 14 fixtures. Their away form was erratic at best (3-7-7 on the road).
Orlando City will play this season in their soccer-specific stadium, the Orlando City Stadium. The ground has a 25,500 capacity and British newspaper the Guardian ranked it as the best stadium in the MLS.
Orlando City SC Next Regular Season Game
Orlando City SC’s next opponents can be found below along with some additional details, including date, time and where the game will be played. And don’t forget to check out the betting lines.
Orlando City SC Game Schedule
Want to look further ahead into the season? Below you will find every regular season Orlando match. Find the best betting opportunities and plan in advance.
What Are The Current Orlando City SC Standings
Below you will find accurate and up to date standings for the MLS. Regardless of how strong a team looks on paper, form must always be considered.
Use the league standings to determine which teams are running hot and cold. This can help you make some great bets on teams that are usually firm favorites, but due to poor form, are underdogs for the game.
Orlando City SC Online Betting Tips
They’re the only MLS franchise in Florida since the Miami Fusion and the Tampa Bat Mutiny folded after the 2001 season.
Acquiring star players like Kaka is very important to MLS teams. Players of this calibre not only do sublime things on the field, but also add a lot of value off the field by attracting new players and sponsors to the club.
It is not only attacking players who are crucial to success. Orlando’s defense conceded 56 goals during their first season and another 60 in 2016. The head coach has tried to shore up his defense by bringing a couple of new defenders into his squad.
Let’s see how Orlando plays on their new home pitch. That will determine whether they are a viable playoff team. Teams can struggle at home when they move to a new ground, at least for the first few games, as they start becoming used to their new surroundings, the different pitch and atmosphere produced by the fans.
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