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Scouting report: Josué Colmán on Orlando City’s bench, David Villa out for NYCFC

NYCFC vs. Orlando City, 4:06

WHERE: Yankee Stadium

BROADCAST: TV – Univision, live stream on Twitter

THE BUZZ: It’s finally time for Sacha Kljestan to make his debut for Orlando City. The No. 10 is expected to provide a spark for an Orlando City attack that struggled to generate chances in the final third last week against Minnesota United, despite dominating possession. … NYCFC is off to a 2-0-0 start for the first time in club history. … Star forward and team captain David Villa has an assist and a goal through two games, but will miss today’s game after a late fitness test, according to the club. 20-year-old attacking mid Jesús Medina  is turning heads with his performances in the club’s first two outings. … Orlando City is working with one healthy striker, with Dom Dwyer and Stéfano Pinho still out with injuries. Rookie Chris Mueller will start against NYCFC.


NYCFC: Johnson, Sweat, Callens, Chanot, Abdul-Salaam, Ring, Herrera, Moralez, Wallace, Tajouri-Shradi, Medina

Subs: Awuah, Ibeagha, Lewis, Matarrita, McNamara, Ofori, Stuver

Orlando City: 4-4-2 diamond — Bendik; (Right to left) Allen, Spector (C), Tarek, Munir; (holding mid) Higuita, (right mid) Yotún, (left mid) Johnson, (No. 10) Kljestan; Mueller, Meram

Subs: Edwards, Sané, Sutter, Lindley, Layrea, Colmán, Villareal




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