Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lions look forward to USL Pro glory

By Mike Gramajo

Photo Credit: Mike Gramajo
ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's beginning to look a lot like last year.

The Orlando City Lions are back in post-season play this Friday night, when they host the Wilmington Hammerheads at the Citrus Bowl.

"We've been doing a lot of work on the final third," said forward Dennis Chin, who led the league in scoring with 11 goals to his name. "We have to be confident and just balance that with the playoffs, not get too over confident."

Even though the Lions finished the season as regular season champions, two more games can solidify league glory as Orlando City looks to achieve a second consecutive USL Pro title.

"The only people that can beat us is ourselves," said Matt Luzunaris. "Wilmington isn't good enough to make it this far."

"The [Championship] is an arms reach away, but I'm not looking at the finals, I'm looking at Friday night. I'm looking forward to proving once again that I can come back from a lot of things."

Luzunaris, who's been in grief after losing his fiance to cancer earlier this month, came second in scoring for the team.

The last time the Lions played the Hammerheads was in a frustrating 1-1 draw at the Citrus Bowl on July 25.

"If we score first then thats good, but we have to win," Dennis Chin said before the Semi-final game on Friday night.

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