The big question heading into week 3 of the MLS season is where do the Union stand? The first 2 games of the season, have both yielded results. A draw away at Vancouver is a good result and a draw at home against one of the best teams in the East is a good result too. But at the same time, the Union had many chances versus Toronto to win the game and the Union haven’t won a regular season game since August 27th, 2016.
This weekend, the Union are flying out to Orlando to take on Orlando City SC. Due to a weather delay last week, Orlando has only played one game this season, a 1-0 victory over NYCFC at home. It’s hard to judge a team on just one game, but the Orlando will be without one of their best players, Kaka. Without Kaka, the Union should be in a good spot to try and steal 3 points in Orlando.
Last week’s game vs Toronto was a back a forth affair. Jay Simpson gave the Union an early lead. However, due to a missed penalty kick by Bedoya, Toronto tied the game up right before half with a penalty kick of their own. Toronto took the lead in the 70th minute off of a quick restart, but the Union answered back with a CJ Sapong goal three minutes later. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.
The Union lineup should be pretty much the same from last week. With one exception, CJ Sapong will be up top replacing Jay Simpson who left last week’s game with a bruised lung.
Kickoff is slated for Saturday at 7:30 ET and will be broadcasted on The Comcast Network and on MLS Live.