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Scouting report: Pinho, Mueller to start for Orlando City against Philadelphia Union

Orlando City defender Yoshimar Yotun celebrates after defeating the Portland Timbers at Orlando City Stadium. (Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports)

Philadelphia Union vs. Orlando City, 8

WHERE: Talen Energy Stadium


THE BUZZ: Orlando City (2-2-1, 7 points) is in Chester, Pennsylvania, looking to put together its first three-match win streak since April of last season. … The Lions are mostly healthy, but will be without center back and team captain Jonathan Spector (concussion protocol). … Lamine Sané and Amro Tarek will likely be the center back pairing for Friday’s match. … Right back Scott Sutter is also out. He has a lower body injury and didn’t travel with the club. … Holding midfielder Uri Rosell made the trip with the club, and coach Jason Kreis said he should be in consideration for the first time this season.  … Striker Dom Dwyer has three goals in two matches for Orlando City, and the Lions have made great use of subs like R.J. Allen, Stéfano Pinho and Chris Mueller. … The Philadelphia Union (1-1-2, 5 points) dropped points at home last weekend and are looking to revive their attack, which has struggled to finish chances. … Kreis said he’s wary of the speed of attackers David Accam, Fafà Picault and C.J. Sapong, though the three have combined for just one goal (scored by Sapong) so far this season.


Philadelphia Union: (4-3-2-1) Blake; Real, Trusty, Elliot, Rosenberry; Bedoya, Dockal, Medunjanin; Accam, Picault; Sapong

Bench: McCarthy, McKenzie, Gaddis, Careavalle, Fontana, Ilsinho, Simpson

Orlando City: (4-2-3-1) Bendik; (L to R) El-Munir, Tarek, Sané, Allen; Johnson, Yotún; Pinho, Kljestan, Mueller; Dwyer

Bench: Powers, Higuita, Meram, Colmán, Rosell, Toia, Edwards Jr.




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