Thursday, April 10, 2014

International: Orlando City to host AS Roma

Photo: OCSC
By Mike Gramajo

Orlando City SC will welcome Italian giants AS Roma for the second time, when both sides collide at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on May 23 in an international friendly at 7:30 p.m.. 

Both sides met in January 2013 at Rollins College, which resulted into a 4-0 victory for the Italian side against an Orlando City side not having a solid preseason yet. 

“AS Roma are one of the top clubs in the world and we are delighted to have them back in Florida again,” Orlando City President Phil Rawlins said in a statement on Thursday. “I know our fans will enjoy seeing The Lions take on a world class team like Roma.”

Despite having lost their last encounter against Roma, the Lions will look to have a slight advantage in regards to form, since they will be in midseason form while the Italian side will be arriving toward the end of the Serie A season. 

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