Source: The Orlando City Soccer
Orlando City SC today announced its full preseason schedule in preparation for the 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) campaign. The team also announced individual game tickets will be available for purchase on Feb. 9.
The Lions will travel to Melbourne, Fla. for a week of training the first week of February, then return to primarily train at Sylvan Lake. The squad will also participate in a number of competitive matches:
|Feb. 7||Eastern Florida State College||Closed door|
|Feb. 13||Jacksonville Armada FC (NASL)||Community First Park, Jacksonville 6 p.m.||Click here|
|Feb. 17||New York Red Bulls||Closed door|
|Feb. 21||Toronto FC||Closed door|
|Feb. 27||Brazilian side Esporte Clube Bahia||Orlando Citrus Bowl, 7:30 p.m.||*Included in OCSC Season Ticket Member package|
As previously announced, Orlando City will face the Armada FC in Jacksonville on Feb. 13. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET. Tickets are available at here.
The friendlies against Eastern Florida State College, the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC will be closed-door scrimmages.
Lastly, City’s contest against historic Brazilian side Esporte Clube Bahia will be held at the Orlando Citrus Bowl, allowing fans to view the Lions at home in their final match prior to the season opener against Real Salt Lake on Sunday, March 6. Kickoff will take place at 7:30 p.m. ET. This match is included in the 2016 Orlando City SC Season Ticket package.
Individual tickets for this and all 2016 Orlando City MLS home games will be available starting at 10 a.m. ET, Tuesday, Feb. 9. They can be purchased at the Orlando Citrus Bowl box office during the Lions’ open practice that evening or atwww.OrlandoCitySC.com.
“We’re looking forward to playing some really competitive matches here in Central Florida as we begin gearing up for the 2016 season,” said Head Coach Adrian Heath. “Not only do we want quality training sessions during preseason, but we also want to provide real game-like scenarios for the players to continue to build on our progress at the end of last season.”
The friendly against Esporte Clube Bahia signifies the first-ever meeting between both Clubs, with the Lions previously facing Brazilian Serie A sides São Paulo FC, Fluminense, Ponte Preta and Flamengo. Founded in 1931, Bahia is one of the most storied clubs in Brazil, winning the Serie A title on two occasions.