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Matchday Scouting Report: Orlando City B

By FC Tucson Communications, 10/17/20, 1:00PM MST


The Rundown

Orlando City B has made three changes to their roster during the season, coming from within the Orlando City organization. They signed #26 Michael Halliday, #67 Moises Tablante, and #19 Jordan Bender on loan. Both Micheal and Jordan came from Orlando City SC first team while Moises was promoted from the Orlando City Academy. At 19 years old, Moises has been the most influential, starting in all 12 games along with leading the team with 3 assists and 22 shots. 

The team is coached by Marcelo Neveleff. Marcelo previously was the New England Revolution first-team assistant coach where he was also an adviser for the club’s development academy. During that role, Marcelo was an assistant for the U.S. U20 Men’s National Team. This season is Marcelo’s first as head coach of Orlando City B. 

You can view Orlando City B’s roster here


Team Form

In the last 5 games, Orlando City B has a record of 0 wins, 0 draws, 5 losses. At home, they have a record of 0-3-2 this season. Currently, Orlando City B sits at the bottom of the table with a record of 1-3-8 and a goal difference of -12. 


Head to Head 

The last time the Men in Black took on Orlando City B, Tucson won the game by a score of 4-1 on August 19 at Osceola Heritage Park. 


Players To Look Out For

 In attack #62 Wilfredo Rivera has been the most dangerous for Orlando. In 12 games he leads the team with 3 goals which is tied 10th in USL league one play. Wilfredo is tied 2nd on the team in assists with 1 and 2nd on the team for shots with 16. Wilfredo also leads the team in chances created with 14. 

In the midfield #59 Jose Quintero has been the supporting role to Wilfredo. Jose is tied 2nd in the club for goals with 1. Jose is also tied 4th in the club for both shots with 7 and chances created with 7. Jose has done this in only 9 appearances, starting in 8 of those.

In defense #55 Juan Pablo Monticelli has been the man in the back. Juan leads the team in clearance with 39, blocks with 12, interceptions with 18, and aerial duels with 29. Juan has done all of this in just 11 games, in which he started 9.

In goal, #61 Austin Aviza has been the main man in net. In 9 appearances Austin has 38 saves which puts him 4th in USL League Ome. Austin also has 1 clean sheet, putting him tied 11th in USL L1 play while also conceding 16 goals.  


Fun Fact 

Orlando City B’s stadium is actually located in Montverde, not Orlando, which is 23 miles east of the MLS stadium. This will also be Orlando City B’s last match against FC Tucson, following their announcement to withdraw from USL League One.

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