Florida is purple! With a stellar performance from Erken Kara, Orlando City SC beat Inter Miami FC 3-1 in a new edition of the Florida derby, Oscar Pareja’s team has shown growth in recent times, despite the fact that his time in Major League Soccer is still erratic.
Goal by Erkan Cara! Orlando takes the lead!
The start of the season for the Purple Lions had a lot of ups and downs and there was no regularity in neither the games nor the results. With this in mind, there has been considerable improvement: they have accumulated three games without defeat, two draws and one win.
Led by Oscar Pareja, the game dominated from start to finish despite only having 39% possession of the ball; The big difference was that Orlando knew how to take advantage of that percentage, while Miami didn’t know what to do with the ball.
With the win, the Lilac team moved up to seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 19 points, while Inter continues to fall in the box and is steady at third place with 15 points.
The Purple Lions knew that the trip to DRV PNK Stadium was not going to be easy and they were going to have the tough mission of breaking down one of the most potent forces in MLS: having won 14 games in the last 20 played; Only LAFC (47) and the Philadelphia Union (45) have scored more points at home in that span.
Goal from the left! Leonardo Campana scores big
The next day of MLS, Orlando will host Atlanta United at Exploria Stadium; For its part, Inter Miami will travel to Canada to face CF Montreal. But first, on Tuesday, they will host Nashville SC for the Round of 16 of the US Open Cup.
Austrian attacker Erken Kara delivered one of his best games of the season this Saturday night. In addition to opening the scoring for Orlando after a cross from a throw-in, he provided a huge assist for Martín Ojeda. He also added three shots and one shot on goal. Oscar Pareja needs his star to keep the team running smoothly
1-1 came in the 57th minute from Leonardo Campana. Josep Martínez assisted and the Ecuadorian hit an unreachable shot past goalkeeper Pedro Galles.
The penalty for the Purple Lions was the work of Ojeda on 68′, and Rafael Santos converted the game’s penalty on 86 minutes.