COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 19, 2022) – Orlando City B (2-6-3, 11 points) lost a 6-1 decision Sunday afternoon to Columbus Crew 2 at Historic Crew Stadium. The match saw Nick Taylor score his first professional goal, while Orlando City Academy product Favian Loyola made his MLS NEXT Pro debut.
The Lions continue their four-game road trip next week, traveling to face FC Cincinnati 2 on Saturday, June 25 at Northern Kentucky University Soccer Stadium.
16′ Noah Fuson (Alexandru Matan) – CLB 1, OCB 0**
The home side took the lead with Alexandru Matan able to find enough space in the box to pass to Noah Fuson, who was able to take a touch on the right before shooting towards the far post,
20′ Marco Micaletto (PK) – CLB 2, OCB 0
The Crew doubled the advantage just four minutes later, with Marco Micaletto converting from the penalty spot, putting his finish inside the left post.
25′ Jacen Russell-Rowe (Mohamed Farsi) – CLB 3, OCB 0
Columbus added a third with Mohamed Farsi sent behind the Lions defense on the right flank on a through ball from the middle, able to find Jacen Russel-Rowe in the center of the box with a ball through the box for the first time. .
32′ Jacen Russell-Rowe (Noah Fuson) – CLB 4, OCB 0
Crew landed a fourth, applying pressure on the Lions defense to force a turnover, Fuson finding Russell-Rowe on the break, who was able to send a shot past OCB keeper Javier Otero into the back of the net.
51′ Ryan Telfer (Isaiah Parente) – CLB 5, OCB 0
Columbus continued after the break, this time with Isaiah Parente sending in a corner, finding Ryan Telfer’s header in the box for the finish.
72′ Nick Taylor (Alejandro Granados) – CLB 5, OCB 1
The Lions got on the board with Alejandro Granados finding Nick Taylor on the left flank, who was able to dribble into the front area to create enough space to fire a right-footed shot straight into the far post.
84′ Isaac Angking (Isaiah Parente) – CLB 6, OCB 1
The Crew resumed their five-goal lead, with Isaac Angking putting his head on a bouncing loose ball in the box to tuck it into the back of the net.
Next game: Orlando City B continues on the road, set to take on FC Cincinnati 2 on Saturday, June 25 in a 1 p.m. ET kickoff.