Orlando City B 2019 Thread

Discussion in 'Orlando City USL' started by Macsen, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Macsen

    Macsen Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So... we're back.

    Oguchi Onyewu is in charge. He really needs no introduction, but 17 league goals and 6 int'l goals with the United States, two Belgian top-flight titles with Standard Liege, and two years as the best foreign player in the Belgian top flight.

    The head coach will be Fernando Jose De Argila Irurita. He was previously the head coach of SIMA Aguilas, Montverde Academy's PDL/USL League 2 team. Anthony Pulis, of course, is currently head coach of Saint Louis FC.

    The roster is set. 25 players, ranging in age from 15 to 23. That includes 11 previous players for SIMA proper, six participants from the OCSC Development Academy, and several youth national team members, including five US youth national team players. Six Brazilians, one Canadian, one Senegalese.

    Our first match back is at home at Montverde Academy in Lake County, hosting FC Tucson. It's this Saturday, March 30, at 7:30pm. No place to buy single-game tickets; season tickets are $108.93/person ($99 + fees), so I'm guessing individual tickets will be in the $7-$10 range, general admission.

    Montverde Academy is a bit out of the way. It's better accessed off the Turnpike far SR 50 exit (exit 272), cutting over to SR 438/Old SR 50 to SR 455, then taking it to Montverde. It's about half an hour from Downtown Orlando, and pretty much is "Downtown" Montverde.
     
  2. Macsen

    Macsen Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    WE ACTUALLY GOT A POINT!

    Of course, OCB gave up the win allowing a goal to South Georgia in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

    That is such an Orlando City thing to do.
     
  3. Macsen

    Macsen Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And there's our first win back.

    OCB got a 2-0 win last night over Toronto FC II.

    At 42', Rafael attacked up the center, then popped it out to the far side to Moises Tablante. He cut just inside a defender at the corner of the box and lobbed it over the keeper for the goal.

    Shortly after, Simeon popped it forward to Rafael, and Toronto's Franco Ramos Mingo tripped him up from behind just inside the penalty box. Right in front of the keeper.

    Textbook DOGSO.

    And Austin Amer shot the PK right at the keeper.

    Late in the second half, William Magrou was tackled wrong in the box, but wasn't the last man back, so only a PK that time. Thiago Souza took the PK this time, and made the keeper miss wrong.

    OCB out-shot Toronto 13-5, and took possession 55-45.
     
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  4. Macsen

    Macsen Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OCB will be moving with the senior team to Kissimmee, to the new training facility being built as part of Osceola Heritage Park.

    Given the plans I've seen, it looks like it's taking over the TNXL Baseball facility, and the practice fields will replace the four practice fields originally used by the Houston Astros.

    This will place it next to Osceola County Stadium, though it's unlikely OCB will actually play in the baseball stadium.

    So it's not quite as out-of-position as Austin Tindall Park, which was also looked at for Orlando City's final training facility.

    Where Austin-Tindall is on the north coast of East Lake Tohopekaliga--on Boggy Creek Road, closer to Orlando Int'l Airport than downtown Kissimmee--OHP is on 192, not far from a Turnpike exit.

    The team's academies will begin working out there next month, while Orlando City and OCB will move there after Orlando City's 2019 season ends. Orlando Pride will then move from Seminole Soccer Complex to the remodeled Sylvan Lake Park.

    If they're serious about Kissimmee, then I hope they re-brand OCB.
     
  5. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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