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Justin Meram back in Orlando City’s starting XI for match against Colorado Rapids

Orlando City forward Justin Meram (9) passes the ball away from San Jose Earthquakes defender Nick Lima (24) during the second half at Orlando City Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Colorado Rapids vs. Orlando City, 4

WHERE: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park


THE BUZZ: Orlando City (4-2-1, 13 points) is looking to tie its longest MLS win streak with a win over the Colorado Rapids (2-2-2, 8 points). A win would be Orlando City’s fifth straight. … The Lions have scored at least two goals in each of their last four matches. … Striker Dom Dwyer and rookie Chris Mueller have combined to score eight goals during Orlando City’s winning streak. Cristian Higuita has been a solid defensive midfielder since Will Johnson’s move to right back. Center back Jonathan Spector will miss Sunday’s match with a concussion. Right back Scott Sutter is also out with a knee injury. … The Rapids will be without goalkeeper Tim Howard (suspension). … Striker Dominique Badji leads Colorado with four goals, though three of those goals came during a March 31 hat trick. 


Colorado Rapids: (alphabetical) Badji, Boateng, Castillo, Gashi, MacMath, Martinez, Mason, Price, Smith (captain), Wilson, Wynne

Bench: Azira, Boli, Colvey, Dykstra, McBean, Serna, Sjöberg

Orlando City: (4-2-3-1, right to left): Bendik; Johnson, Sané, Tarek, El-Munir; Yotún, Higuita; Mueller, Kljestan (captain), Meram; Dwyer

Bench: Edwards, Allen, Toia, Rosell, Laryea, Colmán, Pinho






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