Major League Soccer: New York City FC vs Orlando City
Yankee Stadium – Saturday, June 2nd 2018 – 19:30 ET (00:30 BST)
New York City FC vs Orlando City: Preview
Patrick Vieira’s NYCFC come into this one having won just two of their last five games. As a result of their recent run they have lost a little ground in the race at the top of the East. Although they are sitting third, they are just two points behind the leaders.
Form at Yankee Stadium paints a completely different picture for New York City FC. They have won all five of their home fixtures and will be looking at this game as a winnable one.
— New York City FC (@NYCFC) June 1, 2018
Orlando City have lost three games on the bounce. They are in danger of slipping out of the top six and considering their form earlier in the season it will be disappointing for all involved.
Jason Kreis’ side saw their inability to find the back of the net when they are on top cost them last time out. They lost 2-1 for the third game in a row, this time at the hands of Chicago. In stark contrast, some clinical finishing was enough for Chicago to inflict that defeat on Orlando.
The Lions are hoping for the return of Dom Dwyer, they have not been the same side without him. The striker has six goals in the seven games he has played – so it’s no surprise they have missed his input.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) May 27, 2018
New York City FC vs Orlando City: Team News
New York City FC
❌ Suspensions: None.
❓ Doubts: None.
🌏 International Duty: Ronald Matarrita and Rodney Wallace.
🚑 Out: Yangel Herrera (ankle).
❌ Suspensions: None.
❓ Doubts: Dom Dwyer (lower body injury), Scott Sutter (lower body injury), Lamine Sane (lower body injury) and Jonathan Spector (concussion).
🌏 International Duty: Yoshi Yotun and Amro Tarek.
🚑 Out: Mason Stajduhar and Chris Schuler(broken arm).
New York City FC vs Orlando City: Key Stats
New York City’s MLS form: W/L/D/W/L
Orlando City’s MLS form: W/W/L/L/L
Key stat: New York City FC have a 100% record at Yankee Stadium in the 2018 regular season. They’ve won all five of their home fixtures.
New York City FC vs Orlando City: Prediction
New York City FC 3-1 Orlando City: Despite Orlando being in a difficult run of form there is encouragement for them as they are still finding the back of the net. NYCFC’s Yankee Stadium form and superior league position makes it difficult to see anything but a home win. No game is a given, but Orlando have work to do if they are to bring that 100% home record to a stop.