Injuries and suspensions are a part of life in soccer and Orlando City has been no stranger to that over the last few weeks.
As the team headed on the road last weekend, Jason Kreis had to piece together a starting lineup, but it worked out as the team emerged with three points from a 2-1 victory.
“The whole week, we were just trying to make a decision,” said Kreis following the match in D.C.
“That’s the way we’re going to be, that’s the way we are going to operate now.”
One of the players who got the nod to start was Giles Barnes and he made an impact almost immediately finding Dom Dwyer with a key pass into the box who promptly fed a low cross to Cyle Larin for the opening goal.
While City came out of the match with the win, they also find themselves with more lineup drama heading into this weekend’s match in Atlanta. Seb Hines and Servando Carrasco will both be unavailable after receiving red cards in D.C. and José Aja and Kaká will sit due to yellow card accumulation.
The ‘next man up’ policy will be in full effect this weekend and City looks prepared to handle that challenge.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined Orlando City SC defender Seb Hines an undisclosed amount for failure to leave the field in an orderly manner. The incident occurred after Hines received a red card in second-half stoppage time of Orlando’s match against D.C. United on Sept. 9.
The Disciplinary Committee has found both D.C. United and Orlando City SC in violation of the league’s Mass Confrontation Policy. The incident took place during second half-stoppage time of the teams’ match on September 9.
As it is both clubs’ second violation of the policy this season, both clubs and both head coaches have been fined an undisclosed amount.