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Orlando City vs. Colorado Rapids: Highlights, stats, and post-game quotes

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We all knew Orlando City SC was going to be tough to beat. They were 4-0 in their new stadium, and the Colorado Rapids were on a three-game losing streak. The first half was decent defensively - Orlando brought the pressure and Colorado held them off. In the second half, things were still going okay defensively, and Pablo made three reasonable subs, but around the 70th minute, Carlos Rivas broke through with the first Orlando goal. The Burgundy Boys started looking tired and slow, and Kaka netted another in extra time to secure the 2-0 win. With just one shot on goal, the Rapids weren’t able to get anything going offensively (a recurring theme), and got their 4th loss in a row. Read the full recap here.

After this result, the Rapids remain at the bottom of the conference with 4 points (1-5-1), with 5 GF and 11 GA. Colorado is 1-1-1 at home and 0-4-0 away.

HIGHLIGHTS

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MATCH SUMMARY

Final Score: Orlando City SC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2017

Venue: Orlando City Stadium - Orlando, Florida

Referee: Robert Sibiga

Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Frank Anderson

Fourth Official: Caleb Mendez

Attendance: 25,527

Weather: 90 and partly cloudy

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SCORING SUMMARY

70’ - ORL - Carlos Rivas (Cristian Higuita)
90’+1’ - ORL - Kaká

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MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

20’ - COL - Kevin Doyle (unsporting behavior)
35’ - COL - Micheal Azira (unsporting behavior)
36’ - ORL - Matías Pérez García (unsporting behavior)
74’ - ORL - Tommy Redding (unsporting behavior)
90’+2’ - COL - Bobby Burling (unsporting behavior)

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LINEUPS & STATS

Colorado: Zac MacMath; Mekeil Williams, Jared Watts, Bobby Burling, Eric Miller; Dillon Powers, Micheal Azira; Kevin Doyle (Shkelzen Gashi 79’), Mohammed Saeid, Marlon Hairston (Dillon Serna 75’); Alan Gordon (Dominique Badji 58’)

Substitutes not used: Mike da Fonte, John Berner, Sam Hamilton

Total shots: 3

Shots on goal: 1

Corners: 3

Passing Accuracy: 79%

Possession: 44.8%

Fouls: 10

Offside: 1

Saves: 4

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Orlando - Joe Bendik; Donny Toia, Jonathan Spector, Tommy Redding, Scott Sutter; Cristian Higuita (Luis Gil 85’), Antonio Nocerino, Will Johnson, Matias Perez Garcia (Kaká 60’); Giles Barnes (Carlos Rivas 59’), Cyle Larin

Substitutes not used: Josh Saunders, Jose Aja, Servando Carrasco, Victor PC.

Total shots: 14

Shots on goal: 6

Corners: 8

Passing Accuracy: 81%

Possession: 55.2%

Fouls: 13

Offside: 0

Saves: 1


POST-GAME QUOTES

Pablo Mastroeni

“I think for large portions of the game, we had good control of it... had our chances to go forward, but we weren’t threatening their goal a whole lot, and I think that was the difference.”

Dillon Serna

“We had some chances that just weren’t clean enough and going forward that’s what gonna separate us from getting three points or possibly losing the game.”

Mekeil Williams

“It’s been a tough string of results for us but the guys gotta remain positive. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves, just gotta find ways to build that and move forward.”