New England enter this clash with a playoff place on their minds, however, to achieve that they would have to win all their remaining three games and hope that the other teams above them drop points. Orlando City, on the other hand, have nothing but pride to play for as they are currently rooted at the foot of their conference table.
The host visited in-form Atlanta United in their last league game, they fell to a 17 minute Bello strike, and it was enough for them to go into the break beaten by the Eastern Conference league leaders. In the second half, they conceded another early goal, and could only get a consolation goal by the time it was 90 minutes.
Orlando City are enduring another poor campaign, but they have an attacker who has scored double figures already this season. Dom Dwyer has netted 12 goals already, but his goals haven’t been enough to help improve their season, but they still have the capability of causing problems for teams.
Orlando gave a good account of themselves in their last game against Dallas United before eventually losing the game 2-0. They have nothing to play for here, and they would be looking to give a good account of themselves.
These two teams have met just eight times before, and as things stand there is nothing to separate the pair in the head to head record as each has picked up 2 wins, 4 draws, and 2 defeats.