Orlando City SC face New York City FC in a Club Friendly today, March 18, 2021, at 5:00 PM (ET) a couple of weeks before the start of the new 2021 Major League Soccer season. Here, you will find everything there is to know about this soccer match, such as predictions, odds, storylines, and how to watch the game online.
This will be their 19th overall meeting. Orlando City are the slightly better side in head-to-head duels, winning six games so far; New York City have celebrated a victory five times, and seven games have ended in a draw so far.
Their most recent game was played on October 14, 2020, and it ended in a 1-1 draw in the MLS. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as they meet for the first time since then.
Orlando City vs New York City: Match Information
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM (ET)
Orlando City vs New York City: Times by State in the US
ET: 5:00 PM
CT: 4:00 PM
MT: 3:00 PM
PT: 2:00 PM
Orlando City vs New York City: Storylines
Orlando City finished the 2020 season in fourth place of the Eastern Conference with 41 points in 23 games. Meanwhile, New York City ended just below them on the table, in fifth place with 39 points in 23 fixtures. In the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, Orlando knocked NY City out of the First Round, but then they lost to New England Revolution in the Conference Semifinals.
The Lions will also clash with Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire before the beginning of the 2021 MLS season on April 16. On the other side, the Pigeons have set up a meeting with Nashville prior to the start of the new campaign.
These opponents have a 5-year-long history of clashes as their first one dates back to February 21, 2015, and it ended in a 1-1 draw. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who gets to go home with a win in the pre-season.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Orlando City vs New York City in the U.S.
The 2021 Club Friendly game between Orlando City SC and New York City FC, to be played on Thursday, will be broadcasted on MLS.com in the United States.
Orlando City vs New York City: Predictions And Odds
The bookmakers are yet to reveal the odds of the Orlando City vs New York City matchup. However, judging by the fact that both clubs are very similar, a draw looks to be the most likely result.