Orlando City's Nani scored in the seventh minute of stoppage time and held on for a 2-1 victory over expansion club Inter Miami during Major League Soccer’s return to action Wednesday night.
The matchup will serve as the first between the two clubs, as well as the kickoff to the MLS is Back Tournament and the league’s return to play following the season suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Club’s training plan was reviewed and approved by Orlando Health, local infectious disease experts and Major League Soccer.
The tournament, which will be played without fans in attendance, provides a compelling way for MLS to resume its 25th season.
The deal was announced by the Major League Soccer Players Association on Wednesday following tense talks that led to some players skipping voluntary workouts and the league threatening a lockout.
There is no firm timetable for when the MLS will allow teams to advance their training. Until then the Lions and the Pride continue individual workouts.
Orlando City Soccer and the Orlando Pride are back at training, practicing social distancing and working outdoors.
Fourteen professional sports leagues on Monday announced “The Real Heroes Project,” a collaborative initiative to recognize and celebrate healthcare workers on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MLS says beginning on Wednesday, May 6, clubs will be allowed to open their outdoor training facilities.
Soccer fans are going to have to wait a little longer to see Minnesota United in its second season at Allianz Field.
The MLS said that they still aim to play as many games as possible and that they currently have enough dates to play the entire season, but they acknowledged that this could be difficult to do.
To bring that game day feeling back, the Club has announced a new initiative that takes the March to the Match online while giving back to the small, local businesses our community gets to enjoy every game day.
This decision comes after the NBA decided on Wednesday night to suspend its season. Two NBA players have now tested positive for coronavirus.
MLS is the second major North American sports league to suspend its season due to the coronavirus.
The Orlando City Lions lost to the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Saturday night.
Orlando City heads out west for its first road trip of the year, traveling to face the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, March 7.
The roster comprises a mix of Academy products, as well as players signed directly to Orlando City B, in their next step on the Club’s development pyramid along the pathway to the First Team.
The Orlando City Soccer Club and Real Salt Lake ended their match with a draw, 0-0.
Lions play host to Claret & Cobalt on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.
The Bazan brothers join Orlando City SC from Club Tijuana of Liga MX, where they served under Pareja in 2019.