Jacksonville Sports Day

MLS: Lions Earn Clean Sheet in Scoreless Draw with Inter Miami CF


ORLANDO – Orlando City SC (9-4-8, 35 points) battled to a scoreless draw on Friday night at Exploria Stadium against intrastate foes Inter Miami CF (6-9-5, 23 points), extending the Club’s unbeaten run to six-consecutive matches.

Goalkeeper Pedro Gallese tallied two saves in his return to the pitch, his first appearance since July 25, including a swatting effort in the 22nd minute to keep Miami off the board.

The clean sheet served as the fifth for “El Pulpo” on the year, with the Lions earning their seventh shutout in total to tie the Club single-season record set in the 2015, 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Forward Daryl Dike also made his return to the field in the match, entering the game after the halftime break for Tesho Akindele. Dike looked to find the back of the net with a header off a Nani corner late in the match, but his effort was denied by Miami goalkeeper Nick Marsman.

Both sides saw goals waved off in the first half, with the Lions looking to have taken the lead in the 25th minute only for the goal to be disallowed upon Video Review.

The Herons found the back of the net in first half stoppage, but that goal, too, was ruled offside.

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