Orlando City remains in seventh in Eastern Conference
By Official Florida FC
Orlando City is undefeated in its last four league matches. But, the Lions, once again, dropped points at home on Saturday night against Atlanta United.
Orlando’s 1-1 draw with its original rival leaves the Lions (5-4-5, 20 points) with nine points from eight home matches this year. Orlando City is seventh in the Eastern Conference, but has the worst home form of any team that is currently above the red line in the East.
Saturday’s result was the third straight game Orlando City could not make an early goal stand up. The Lions recovered with two straight goals last week in Fort Lauderdale. On Saturday, Orlando City couldn’t find a second goal after Kyle Smith’s 30th minute opener.
Atlanta United (6-4-5, 23 points) didn’t have a shot on goal in the first 85 minutes. Their first forced the corner, that led to the equalizer. Their second was parried away by Orlando City keeper Pedro Gallese right into the path of Tyler Wolff.
Inter Miami props up MLS Eastern Conference
Inter Miami had more possession, more shots on goal, more passes and a higher passing percentage than CF Montreal on Saturday night in Quebec. What the Herons didn’t have were more goals.
Montreal used Chinonso Offor’s 52nd minute goal to hand Inter Miami a third straight league loss. Former Inter Miami midfielder Ariel Lassiter provided the assist on a teasing ball down the Montreal left.
Inter Miami (5-9, 15 points) is 15th in the MLS Eastern Conference.
The Herons have two straight home matches against the New York Red Bulls (May 31) and D.C. United (June 3) before its U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal on June 7. If Inter Miami is going to get back into the playoff hunt, they will need to take advantage this week.