Saturday, September 13, 2014

Orlando City projected starting XI versus Harrisburg City Islanders | USL PRO Playoffs

(Courtesy of Orlando City)
By Mike Gramajo 

A brand new season starts on Saturday night for Orlando City SC. OCSC now have three games to go before they can lift the USL PRO championship for the second consecutive time but nothing is guaranteed, especially when they welcome the Harrisburg City Islanders to the ESPN Wide World of Sports for first-round playoff action tonight (WATCH HERE). 

Orlando City head coach Adrian Heath has made it a norm throughout the regular season by running a 4-2-3-1 formation, and that isn’t expected to change on Saturday except for players filling in the positions. 

Darwin Ceren will miss Saturday’s match after still being on international duty with El Salvador, meaning the holding midfield position will more than likely go to a player who has been on form. Defender Rafael Ramos picked up a knock earlier this week at practice, and didn’t train with the team on their last training session on Thursday. 

Tyler Turner (quad) did, however, practice with the Lions and left Heath with the decision to come toward game time. 

One veteran player that will not suit up for OCSC is goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo. The veteran goalkeeper missed out on the last four games for Orlando City after Carl Woszczynski displayed a superb performance along with a plethora of saves that helped Orlando City navigate to a third USL PRO Commissioner's Cup. 

Below is the OSJ’s projected Starting XI for the Lions: 

Projected Starting Lineup vs. Harrisburg City Islanders 

Head Coach: Adrian Heath 
Formation: 4-2-3-1

---------------------Woszczynski ----------------

Burke ------- Valentino ------ Rusin ------- Boden

-------------------da Luz ------ Estrela ---------------

Span ---------------- Molino ------------- Mbengue 

  --------------------- Gentile --------------

-- ——

What do you make of the projected starting XI? Do you agree with it? Who do you see starting for Orlando City? Share your comments below. 

No comments:

Post a Comment