New York City vs Orlando City Predicted Lineups: NYFC Seeking Break from a Poor Run

New York City target a first win in four matches when they go against Orlando City at the Citi Field. This midweek action in the Major League Soccer will be a big challenge for the New York City outfit who have struggled for wins of late.

New York City FC midfielder Santiago Rodriguez
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New York City vs Orlando City Predicted Lineups and News

New York City head into the game still struggling for results in the Eastern Conference table. The club are down in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference table after having only registered six wins from the 29 regular season matches. New York City FC have not picked up a victory in three consecutive matches and they find themselves in a spot of bother as a result.

Orlando City are heading into the game with plenty of dominance achieved in the Eastern Conference table so far. The team are second in the Eastern Conference after having registered 50 points from the 28 matches. The club are eight points behind Cincinnati coming into the match. Orlando have previously struggled in away matches against New York City FC with only one win in the last six trips.

Team News: New York City

New York City head into the game with Keaton Parks missing from action because of an ankle injury. Even though the injury is not as serious as initially thought, this game may come a little too soon for the player. Maxi Moralez is the other player who will be available for the game. The meniscus injury picked up by Moralez continues to keep him on the treatment table and his return date is not yet clear.

New York City Predicted Lineup

Matt Freese, Tayvon Gray, Thiago Martins, Birk Risa, Braian Cufre, Andres Perea, James Sands, Andres Jasson, Talles Magno, Monsef Bakrar, Santiago Rodriguez

Team News: Orlando City

Orlando City only have two injury problems coming into the game. The absence of Antonio Carlos continues to be felt even if the player expects to be back before the end of the campaign. Favian Loyola is suffering from an arm injury that will keep him out of the game. There is one positive news for coach Oscar Pareja and that would be the return of Duncan McGuire.

Orlando City SC forward Facundo Torres
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Orlando City Predicted Lineup

Pedro Gallese, Dagur Thorhallsson, Rodrigo Schlegel, Robin Jansson, Rafael Santos, Cesar Araujo, Cesar Araujo, Facundo Torres, Mauricio Pereira, Ivan Angulo, Ramiro Enrique

Will Santiago Rodriguez Play Today?

Santiago Rodriguez has been a regular for New York City throughout the campaign. The 20-year-old from Uruguay has been able to come up with four goals and three assists in his 26 league appearances since the transfer from Montevideo. The 23-year-old is a key source of goals and offensive play from New York City. Coach Nick Cushing will be glad that Santiago Rodriguez continues to be fit and ready for the New York City FC matches.

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