HARRISON, N.J. (Nov. 1, 2020) – Orlando City SC (10-3-8, 38 points) earned a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact (7-13-2, 23 points) on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena, serving as the Club’s fourth clean sheet in the calendar year.
Daryl Dike scored the eventual game-winner in the 39th minute of play, his third goal in as many contests and seventh total on the year. Mauricio Pereyra earned the assist on that finish in his return to the lineup for the first time since October 3. On the defensive end, goalkeeper Pedro Gallese registered five saves on the night, one shy of his season-high, to earn his third shutout as a Lion.
With the victory, Head Coach Oscar Pareja moves up the ranks of MLS all-time coaching wins, earning his 113th career victory to tie former D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen at eighth on the list. Pareja reached that mark in 257 games, 75 fewer than Olsen’s 334.
Head Coach Oscar Pareja:
“As always, proud of the players. Tonight it was a game that was probably missing some precision in the boxes offensively, but in the bright moment Mauro [Pereyra] came and put that beautiful ball to Daryl [Dike] and then we found the goal. The other thing that I like is we learned how to win these types of games tonight. We were obviously closer to score more goals in the second half, but they had one chance as well where Pedro [Gallese] kept us in the game. Overall, I like it. The discipline was there. I think we were great today and we had today the personality to get the three points that we needed.”
39’ Daryl Dike (Mauricio Pereyra) – ORL 1, MTL 0
The Lions opened the scoring just before the halftime break with Mauricio Pereyra threading the needle through the Montreal defense, finding a running Daryl Dike in behind who slotted it home for his third finish in as many matches.
- Head Coach Oscar Pareja now sits tied for eighth all-time in MLS Coaching Wins at 113 with former D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen.
- Daryl Dike scored his seventh goal of the season in the match and his third in as many contests for the Lions, trailing only Chris Mueller on the squad.
- Mauricio Pereyra recorded his sixth assist of the year in his return to the starting lineup, now tied with Chris Mueller for the team lead.
- Pedro Gallese earned his third shutout of the year in the match, with the clean sheet serving as the fourth overall for the Lions in 2020.
- Head Coach Oscar Pareja made five changes to his starting XI from the Lions’ last match against Atlanta, most notably Mauricio Pereyra making his first appearance since Oct. 3 against the New York Red Bulls.
Next Match: The Lions return home to Exploria Stadium to host Columbus Crew SC on Wednesday, Nov. 4, their first of two matches in The City Beautiful to close out the regular season. Kickoff for that match is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
ORL – Daryl Dike (Mauricio Pereyra) 39’
ORL – Kyle Smith (Yellow Card) 51’
Orlando City SC – GK Pedro Gallese; D Kamal Miller (Ruan 57’), Robin Jansson, Antonio Carlos, Kyle Smith; M Mauricio Pereyra © (Júnior Urso 57’), Sebastián Méndez, Andrés Perea, Benji Michel (Joey DeZart 85’); F Tesho Akindele (Alexander Alvarado 76’), Daryl Dike (Matheus Aiás 85’)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Brian Rowe; D Alex De John, Rodrigo Schlegel; M Robinho
Montreal Impact – GK Clément Diop; D Jorge Corrales (Anthony Jackson-Hamel 54’), Jukka Raitala ©, Luis Binks, Rudy Camacho, Zachary Brault-Guillard; M Wanyama, Samuel Piette (Mason Toye 74’), Emanuel Maciel (Amar Sejdic 54’); F Bojan, Romell Quioto
Substitutes Not Used: GK James Pantemis; D Rod Fanni, Steeven Saba, Joel Waterman; M Clement Bayiha, Shamit Shome
Details of the Game:
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Date: November 1, 2020
MTL – 48.7%
ORL – 51.3%
MTL – 16
ORL – 9
MTL – 4
ORL – 5
MTL – 12
ORL – 9
MTL – 6
ORL – 3
Heineken Star of the Match: Daryl Dike