Orlando City won 1-0, at home, in the duel against the NY Red Bulls held for week 1 of the United States – MLS 2023 tournament. The local scored the only goal of the game 10 minutes into the second half, by through Facundo Torres, from a penalty.
Facundo Torres was the figure of the party. The Orlando City SC midfielder was the author of 1 goal.
Pedro Gallese was also important. The Orlando City SC goalkeeper was instrumental by saving 3 shots.
New York Red Bulls midfielder Lewis Morgan brought Orlando City SC defender Michael Halliday up to a dance and threw a pipe at him 46 minutes into the first leg.
The duel was quite fought, with many fouls on both sides, which caused the match to stop constantly. There were a large number of cautions: Andrés Reyes, Robin Jansson, Tom Barlow, Frankie Amaya, Mauricio Pereyra, Iván Angulo and César Nahuel Araujo.
Orlando City’s technical director, Óscar Pareja, proposed a 4-5-1 strategy with Pedro Gallese in goal; Robin Jansson, Rodrigo Schlegel, Luca Petrasso and Michael Halliday on the defensive line; César Nahuel Araujo, Mauricio Pereyra, Martín Ojeda, Facundo Torres and Iván Angulo in the middle; and Ercan Kara in attack.
For their part, those directed by Gerhard Struber stopped with a 3-4-3 scheme with Coronel under the three sticks; Andrés Reyes, Sean Nealis and John Tolkin on defense; Frankie Amaya, Lewis Morgan, Cristian Cásseres Jr. and Luquinhas in midfield; and Elias Manoel, Cameron Harper and Tom Barlow up front.
The judge selected for the match at Exploria Stadium was Guido Gonzales Jr..
Orlando City will visit FC Cincinnati on the next day. Likewise, NY Red Bulls will play at home against Nashville SC.
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