Orlando City are one of the most recent MLS' editions, entering the league in November 2013 along with New York City FC. They're currently the only Florida-based MLS side, but they're not the first, after both Miami Fusion F.C. and Tampa Bay Mutiny. Both of those clubs have since folded, so Orlando are the only Orange County side. In their first season (2015), Orlando finished 7th in the Eastern Conference, just missing out on the playoffs. They're already experienced in signing big-name players, with their first 'designated player' being the Brazilian legend and World Cup winner, Kaka.
In March 2016 they added Julio 'The Beast' Baptista to their ranks, and that combination of flair and power is sure to give them a great chance of vying for the playoffs in years to come.
Who Do Orlando City SC Play Next
Take a look at who Orlando play next and make sure to reference the betting lines while intently analysing their opponents. Learn where the game is being played and how both teams fare against one another.
Orlando City SC Game Schedule
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Orlando City SC Standings Today
Orlando are on the verge of being good enough to qualify for the playoffs and it will be a close shave whether or not they make the postseason. Find out how they're faring below.
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Orlando missed out on the 2016 playoffs by a single point. The team is improving each year and are expected to make the playoffs imminently. Orlando are prolific on the offensive side of the ball. They scored 55 goals in 34 games, which was good enough for third best in the Eastern Conference. Unfortunatey for their supporters, Orlando conceded bags of goals in 2016, allowing 60 - the most in the league.
So you're pretty safe, as a general rule of thumb, to back the over in Orlando matches. They play a run-and-gun style, similar to how many other Eastern Conference outfits go about their business.
Orlando is another team that falls into the abject category when playing away from home. They won three of 17 away games in 2016. It wasn't all doom and gloom, though, as Orlando managed seven draws on their travels. Which means they aren't beaten easily, showing the team has a bit of guile and character.
While not brilliant at home, Orlando can still take care of business competently. They won six of 17 matches at home, while drawing seven. If they can turn a few of their 14 ties into wins, Orlando should be playoff-bound.
Kaka is still going strong and the team has an abundance of offensive weapons. However, without a more solid defensive structure, Orlando will find it difficult to compete with the Eastern Conference juggernauts. They aren't a solid futures bet for the time being and need to improve multiple facets of their game befofe embarking down that road.