Kickoff time update:
There’s a weather delay, they’re hoping to the game rolling at 5:02 pm PT now, FYI.
TomThom steps in, and otherwise I believe it’s the same XI as last game for San Jose.
Orlando are running with this XI:
The Quakes are coming off a 0-0 draw against Austin FC on Saturday, a good result considering they were helping Austin open their stadium and they also entered the game on a four-game losing streak. Matias Almeyda rolled out a new formation and it paid off with the first shutout of the season, although the team still needs to figure out how to get the ball in the net again.
Orlando, meanwhile, are coming off a wild 3-2 win over Toronto FC on Saturday. After taking a 2-0 lead, they were pegged back at 2-2, but a late winner gave them all three points. This is not the old vintage of the Lions, as under Oscar Pareja they aren’t just competitive, they’re one of the elite teams of the Eastern Conference.
But will they be able to hold off the Quakes, or will San Jose’s unusual approach stymie them? Considering these teams haven’t seen each other in a long time, they may find some traction in this game, even on very short rest.
Marcos Lopez remains on international duty, while Eric Remedi is suspended for yellow-card accumulation, so he’ll miss his first game of the season. Carlos Fierro is listed out on the injury report as well. For Orlando, Pedro Gallese and Sebas Mendez are on international duty, while Alexandre Pato and Ruan are both listed out on the injury report.
So, will San Jose get some more wind in their sails with a result in Orlando? Obviously Quakes nation is looking for it, and hopefully they’ll be ready for a very tough turnaround.
Our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook as of Tuesday afternoon have San Jose at (+450), Orlando City at (-177) and a draw at (+310). That means the Quakes are huge underdogs. On one hand, I get it, and on the other, this is MLS and Orlando being such big favorites is a bit surprising.
How to Watch:
Tuesday’s match between the Quakes and Orlando City will be televised nationally on UniMás and TUDN, which you can watch on FuboTV, and streamed on Twitter. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 4:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow at 4:38.