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Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United | 2019 US Open Cup Preview

2019 U.S. Open Cup — Semifinals
Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United
Exploria Stadium — Orlando
August 6 — 7:30 PM ET

STREAMING: ESPN+

Rivals Orlando City SC and Atlanta United square off Wednesday night at Exploria Stadium with a trip to the U.S. Open Cup final on the line.

This is the first USOC meeting between the Eastern Conference rivals and the Lions are seeking their first-ever win over the Five Stripes.

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC reached the semifinals for the first time thanks to a penalty-kick shootout win over New York City FC in the quarterfinals. Chris Mueller broke the scoreless stalemate in the 61st minute before Maxi Moralez leveled deep into stoppage time. Adam Grinwis made a pair of saves in the shootout to secure safe passage into the semis.

The Lions are coming off a 2-0 home win over FC Dallas. Tesho Akindele opened the scoring in the 13th minute and Carlos Ascues tacked on the insurance tally in second-half stoppage time. 

Atlanta United

The Five Stripes avoided a Cupset, beating Saint Louis FC 2-0 to reach the semifinals. Pity Martinez gave the defending MLS Cup champions the lead with a a deft chip of SLFC goalkeeper Tomas Gomez in the 52nd minute. Josef Martinez added a penalty in second-half stoppage time to seal victory over the USL Championship side.  

Over the weekend Atlanta picked up a third win in their last four league games, defeating the LA Galaxy 3-0 on Saturday in front of 72,548 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, an MLS single-game attendance record in the regular season. Own goals by Dave Romney and Giancarlo Gonzalez 20 minutes apart in the first half gave the hosts a two-goal bulge at halftime. Josef Martinez tacked on a 73rd-minute penalty kick to seal the victory.  

Series Matchup

  • This is the first meeting between Orlando City SC and Atlanta United in the U.S. Open Cup

Officials

  • To be announced
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Current Form

Orlando
W
D
L
W
W
D
Atlanta
L
W
L
W
W
W

Season Stats

Orlando City SCAtlanta United FC
3Games Played3
2Wins3
0Losses0
1Draws0
6Goals8
3Goals Conceded3
32Shots52
16Shots on Target25
46Fouls committed37
42Fouls suffered46
6Offside7
24Corners26

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
ORL2001062
ATL1011082.7
01234+Avg
ORL200001.5
ATL101002.5
01234+Avg
ORL000103
ATL000103

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
ORL2100031
ATL2010031
01234+Avg
ORL200001
ATL200000.5
01234+Avg
ORL010001
ATL001002
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