In the third match of a five-game road trip, Orlando City SC (6-7-1, 19 points) fell 5-2 to Vancouver Whitecaps FC (6-5-5, 23 points) on Saturday at BC Place. Sacha Kljestan scored his third goal of the season.
“At the moment you can’t play 90 percent well. You forget about the 10 percent,” Lions head coach Jason Kreis said. “For me, that’s the difference right now. Because again, another night where we start off the game and we’re just dictating things, bossing things on their field, and then we give the ball away one time in the middle of the field, we’re disorganized and they go right down the field and score the very first chance that they have. Maybe that’s what we need to be focused on, is the 10 percent.”
Vancouver opened the scoring in the 36th minute when Alphonso Davies found Kei Kamara.
The Lions were reduced to 10 men when Mohamed El-Munir was shown a second yellow card in the 58th minute.
Orlando City leveled the score when second-half substitute Tony Rocha found Kljestan, who slotted it inside the far post in the 64th minute.
Davies scored the eventual game-winner in the 76th minute. Kamara scored from the penalty spot in the 85th minute after Vancouver was awarded a penalty kick upon Video Review. Yordy Reyna and Nicolas Mezquida also scored in the waning minutes.
Dom Dwyer scored his seventh goal of the season on the final touch of the game. Chris Mueller and Josué Colmán were credited with assists.
Goalkeeper Joe Bendik made four saves, including his 500th career MLS save. Bendik is City’s all-time leader with 272 MLS saves.
The Lions visit the Montreal Impact on Wednesday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. ET. City then plays its U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 match at D.C. United on June 20 before returning to Orlando City Stadium on June 23 against Montreal.
Tickets to all City home matches are available at OrlandoCitySC.com or by calling 855-ORL-CITY.
- GK Joe Bendik made four saves to earn his 500th career MLS save.
- F Dom Dwyer scored his seventh goal of the season in his first appearance since May 13 vs. Atlanta United.
- M Tony Rocha earned his first assist since May 31, 2017, vs. D.C. United.
- M Sacha Kljestan scored his third goal as a Lion.
- M Josué Colmán had the first multi-assist game of his MLS career.
- Colmán now has four assists in his last four MLS games.
- F Chris Mueller earned his fourth assist of 2018. Mueller has three assists in his last four MLS matches.
VAN – Kei Kamara (Alphonso Davies) 36’
ORL – Sacha Kljestan (Tony Rocha, Josué Colmán) 64’
VAN – Alphonso Davies 76’
VAN – Kei Kamara (PK) 85’
VAN – Yordy Reyna (Alphonso Davies) 87’
VAN – Nicolás Mezquida (Alphonso Davies) 90’
ORL – Dom Dwyer (Chris Mueller, Josué Colmán) 90+4’
ORL – Will Johnson (Yellow Card) 12’
ORL – Mohamed El-Munir (Yellow Card) 27’
VAN – Brek Shea (Yellow Card) 33’
ORL – Cristian Higuita (Yellow Card) 45’
ORL – RJ Allen (Yellow Card) 50’
ORL – Mohamed El-Munir (Second Yellow, Red Card) 58’
VAN – José Aja (Yellow Card) 70’
Vancouver Whitecaps FC – GK Brian Rowe, D Brek Shea, Doneil Henry, José Aja, Jakob Nerwinksi, M Alphonso Davies, Aly Ghazal (Jordan Mutch 74’), Felipe, Cristian Techera (Nicolás Mezquida 74’), F Yordy Reyna (Russell Teibert 88’), ⓒ Kei Kamara
Substitutes Not Used: GK Sean Melvin, D Sean Franklin, Aaron Maund, F Anthony Blondell
Orlando City SC – GK Joe Bendik, D Mohamed El-Munir, Amro Tarek, Chris Schuler, Will Johnson (RJ Allen 40’), M Uri Rosell, Cristian Higuita (Dom Dwyer 64’), Justin Meram (Tony Rocha 61’), ⓒ Sacha Kljestan, Chris Mueller, F Josué Colmán
Substitutes Not Used: GK Earl Edwards, Jr., M Jose Villarreal, Richie Laryea, F Stéfano Pinho
Details of the Game:
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Date: June 9, 2018
VAN – 48.8 %
ORL – 51.2 %
VAN – 16
ORL – 13
VAN – 4
ORL – 4
VAN – 13
ORL – 16
VAN – 1
ORL – 6