Orlando City SC Recap

June 25, 2016

It took seven halves, 355 minutes to be exact, but the Quakes managed to find the net without Wondo. After a scoreless first half, Orlando jumped ahead with a Seb Hines goal at 66′. Sub forward Chad Barrett answered back at 85′ to equalize off a Shea Salinas cross. It seemed a 1-1 draw was destiny until Julio Baptista scored a go-ahead in stoppage time, then a 2-1 defeat for San Jose seemed inevitable. But Shea was not to be denied in 94′ as he put a shot in traffic on goal to equalize and secure a point on the road.

The man of the match was clearly Shea Salinas: second half sub, a goal and an assist. But other Quakes also had notable games. Matias Perez Garcia had 77 touches (13 more than any other SJ player), 4 key passes (2 more than any other SJ player), 83% passing, 2 interceptions, 4 successful tackles, 6 crosses with 4 successful crosses (led team), 7 long balls with 5 accurate long balls (led team). Those are impressive numbers! Simon Dawkins also made a case: four shots, one on goal, four successful dribbles, and two key passes. He was dispossessed twice and had three unsuccessful first touches; those numbers need to improve.

Up next: the Cali Clasico at Stanford on June 25!

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