Orlando City SC Shut Out on the Road at Atlanta United FC

ATLANTA (Florida Sports Wire) – Orlando City SC (0-3-1, 1 point)dropped a 2-0 decision against Atlanta United FC (2-1-0, 6 points) on Sunday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Lions will have a full week before returning to MLS action, hosting Western Conference side Austin FC at INTER&Co Stadium next weekend. That match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 23 on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

Scoring Summary:

9’ Saba Lobjanidze (Giorgos Giakoumakis) – ATL 1, ORL 0
The hosts opened things up almost 10 minutes in, with forward Giorgos Giakoumakis playing a through ball to Saba Lobjanidze between the Orlando line. Lobjanidze took a touch and carried the ball towards the endline and calmly sent it far post and past goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.

70’ Giorgos Giakoumakis (Brooks Lennon, Saba Lobjanidze) – ATL 2, ORL 0
Atlanta added one more to their lead in the second half, with Giorgos Giakoumakis turning from provider to scorer when Brooks Lennon and Saba Lobjanidze combined down Atlanta’s right side to unlock the Lions’ defense. Giakoumakis picked up the ball at the top of the 18 and let rip a shot that bounced off the underside of the bar and in.

Match Notes:

  • Wi th the start, Martín Ojeda made his 50th appearance for Orlando City.
  • Head Coach Oscar Pareja made three changes to his starting lineup from his side’s last match against Tigres UANL, with Duncan McGuire, Martín Ojeda and Rafael Santos all returning to the starting XI.
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