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Orlando City SC vs. Nashville SC | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 7
Orlando City SC vs. Nashville SC
Exploria Stadium – Orlando
August 26 – 7:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US; MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada

LOCAL TV: FOX 35 Plus, MyTV30

After suffering rivalry defeats Saturday night, Orlando City SC and Nashville SC look to quickly bounce back in the first-ever meeting between the teams in the Lions first home game since late February.

Orlando City are looking to rebound from a 3-2 loss at Inter Miami CF, while Nashville dropped a 2-0 decision at Atlanta United.

Orlando City SC

After an impressive run to the MLS is Back Tournament final, Orlando City SC stumbled out of the gate in their restart of the 2020 regular season, falling to rival Inter Miami in Fort Lauderdale Saturday.

Oscar Pareja was disappointed with the collective lack of sharpness in the defensive third, especially defending crosses against Miami. With matches coming thick and fast, Pareja rotated his squad a bit, giving Daryl Dike the start up top and the rookie forwarded rewarded his coach's decision with a goal and an assist.

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Dom Dwyer (F) - knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Nashville SC

Nashville SC have lost three times during the regular season, twice to Atlanta United. The latest defeat, 2-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, came after consecutive clean sheets in back-to-back games against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium. 

It was also the third time in five games the expansion side failed to score a goal. Nashville SC have just two goals through five games, which is a bit concerning for coach Gary Smith. 

"One of the bigger concerns, for me and for the group, is that we're not working the goalkeeper enough," Smith said. "We've had 16 efforts at goal. Only six on target. There were some very good opportunities."

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy Medranda (D) - hip injury
    • OUT: Ken Tribbett (D) - calf injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup

  • This is the first all-time meeting between Orlando City SC and Nashville SC

Officials

  • Referee: Marcos de Oliveira
  • Assistant Referees: Logan Brown, Adam Garner
  • 4th Official: Tori Penso
  • VAR: Chris Penso
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Current Form

Orlando
D
L
W
W
D
L
Nashville
L
L
W
D
L

Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

Orlando City SCNashville SC
6Games Played5
2Wins1
2Losses3
2Draws1
9Goals2
8Goals Conceded5
48Shots54
29Shots on Target24
70Fouls committed67
71Fouls suffered56
7Offside6
27Corners27

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
ORL4110091.5
NSH3200020.4
01234+Avg
ORL200001
NSH010001
01234+Avg
ORL211001.8
NSH310000.2

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
ORL4011081.3
NSH2120051
01234+Avg
ORL200000.5
NSH001002
01234+Avg
ORL201101.8
NSH211000.8
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