Carnahan Coverage: Orlando City Stays Unbeaten in USL PRO, Advances in Open Cup

What a busy month it’s been for the Orlando City Soccer Club. The Lions took part in nine matches throughout the month of May and although they came away with great results, there’s been plenty of wear and tear along the way.

Despite falling to one of Italy’s best clubs in a friendly a couple weeks ago, Orlando City remains unbeaten in USL PRO through 12 matches after getting a win over Charleston on Saturday. Just a few days earlier they advanced to the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup by way of a win over Tampa Bay.

I was there for both matches.

Corey Hertzog scored his first league goal on an assist from Kevin Molino, while Molina added a goal in the second half to add to his USL PRO-best total. It was an unusual evening compared to what fans have grown accustomed to as the Lions appeared fatigued for much of the night, but still came away looking like the superior team.

(– Click here to read my recap of Orlando City-Charleston for the Orlando Sentinel –)

Orlando City embarrassed the Tampa Bay Rowdies again on Wednesday to move on in the U.S. Open Cup, a soccer tournament that pits the top pro and minor league clubs from around the country against each other. Kevin Molino scored twice as Orlando City won for the fifth consecutive time in the series.

(– Click here to read my recap of Orlando City-Tampa Bay for the Orlando Sentinel –)

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