Orlando City’s playoff hopes are pretty much gone. The Lions squad was trounced by the New England Revolution 4-0 in Foxborough, Mass on Saturday night. This is just the first stop on a four game road trip.
“I think we have to be extremely discouraged and disappointed. Another game where things are going okay, working in and around their penalty box, creating a few chances and then we allow the goal and then we have some more chances and we don’t finish,” Lions head coach Jason Kreis said. “Then to allow the second goal and the ejection, you pretty much know the night is dead. I don’t think the game was a 4-0 game by any stretch of the imagination but that’s what happens when you’re 2-0 down and you suffer an ejection.”
The ejection that Kreiss refers to is José Aja’s ejection after his second yellow card in the 80th minute, leaving the Lions a man down.
New England forward Kei Kamara had a very productive night, scoring three of New England’s four goals. Kamara drew first blood for New England in the 26th minute after being centered up for a shot by midfielder Scott Caldwell.
He later blasted a shot off of his right foot to the back of the net in the 75th minute. After Aja was ejected in the 80th minute. Kamara took advantage of a loose ball in the 89th minute for goal number three. Goal number four came in 2 minutes of stoppage time when a shot by New England forward Teal Bunbury.
The busy Orlando offensive play from their recent loss to Vancouver, in which they had 25 shote was gone tonight as the Lions could only muster 8 shots, leaving fans to continue to wonder there the offense went. Jason Kreis will continue to ponder that issue as the squad moves on to face DC United in DC followed by matches against Atlanta United FC and Portland before returning home.