MLS: Kara, Torres Score as Orlando Takes 2-0 Victory Over LA

ORLANDO ( – Orlando City SC (4-3-2, 14 points) took a 2-0 shutout victory over the LA Galaxy (1-5-3, 6 points) on Saturday night at Exploria Stadium. The match saw Ercan Kara and Facundo Torres each find the back of the net on the night, both scoring for the second time in all competitions this campaign.  Following a goal that was waved off in the 33rd minute for a handball, the Lions found the back of the net four minutes later thanks to a combination from Antonio Carlos and Mikey Halliday.

The assist served as the second in as many matches for the former and the first of his professional career for the latter. The Lions would double their advantage shortly after the halftime break, this time with all three of their Designated Players combining for a Torres goal.   Goalkeeper Pedro Gallese and the Lions defense tallied their third clean sheet of the campaign in a match that saw “El Pulpo” break the Club-record for goalkeeper appearances with his 93rd in all competitions as a Lion, passing former City goalkeeper Joe Bendik.

Gallese secured the clean sheet for City with three saves in the match, including a point-blank stop in the 83rd minute to keep the visitors off the board.   The match also saw Orlando City homegrown defender Alex Freeman make his MLS debut, entering the game in second half stoppage time.

The Lions next head to Stade Saputo to take on CF Montréal on Saturday, May 6 for an MLS regular-season matchup. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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