Columbus Crew SC travels to the Sunshine State to face Orlando City for their second of three meetings this season. The match is set to kickoff on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET at Orlando City Stadium.
Here are some storylines to keep an eye on:
Welcome to Florida
This will be the seventh regular-season match between the Eastern Conference foes, with the Black & Gold holding a 3-1-2 overall record over the Lions. It will be Orlando’s first time matching up with the Black & Gold since the addition of the newly acquired Dom Dwyer. The Lions, who are currently sitting below the red line, will enter the match without their suspended star, Kaka. They have also lost nine of their last 10 games, and have been outscored 18-9 in the process.
The Lions’ Main Guys
Orlando’s top scorers, Cyle Larin (9) and Carlos Rivas (5), have proven to be a dangerous duo so far this season.
Larin, the No. 1 2015 MLS SuperDraft pick, has a goal-scoring ratio of 0.8 goals per 90 minutes and is ranked second best among the top 10 goal-scorers in the league. He was also the first rookie to score two hat tricks in a season.
Rivas, the 23-year-old Designated Player, has also proven to be a dangerous attacking force for the Lions. He has notched three goals in his last eight MLS appearances.