The Orlando City Soccer Club tied Real Salt Lake 2-2 in the final seconds of overage time at the 94 minute mark. Real Salt Lake had the home team Lions down 2-0 in the final minutes of the match. According to RSL coach Jeff Cassar, they knew it would be a huge and caucus crowd in Orlando, so the plan was “to keep the crowd out of the game. It works until the final 6 minutes.” says Cassar “Our team became undisciplined and fatigue set in. They forgot how dangerous these situations can get.”
Orlando City scored two, count em TWO goals in the final minute of overage time, turning the crowd of 60,000 plus into a madhouse. Cyle Larin scored in the beginning of the 94th minute off of an assist from Breck Shea, followed by a goal by OC sub Adrian Winter, just before the clock ran out.
Coach Adrian Heath Though the game started very well. “The team moved the ball well and were aggressive. But they are dangerous on the counter attack. They have experienced players who know how to take advantage of mistakes.” Heath said. “We were susceptible to the counter attack as you saw today. But our team is resilient. The just keep going.”
The Lions were without team captain Kaka due to a high thigh strain. They also lost midfielder Darwin Ceren to a red card in the second half. Also, Pedro Riboeryo and Seb Hines drew yellow cards today. Real Salt Lake defender Demar Phillips drew two yellow cards in the first half and was ejected.
Orlando City next faces the Chicago Fire Friday March 11th at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, game time: 8pm.