Orlando City defeats RK Rekjavik 3-1 in pre-season match.

Orlando City SC and KR Reykjavík players fight for the ball at Exploria Stadium in a Friendly Match on Tuesday February 18, 2020. Photo Credit: Marty Jean-Louis

Orlando City defeated RK Rekjavic 3-1 in a friendly at Exploria Stadium on Orlando, Fl. It was the final open pre-season game this season. Orlando City will have a closed session against San Antonio FC this Friday February 21st at Exploria Stadium.

With a brace by Nani and a Beji goal, the Lions outscored Iceland in this contest.

Iceland managed to score when the applied strong pressure on Orlando’s left that led to a turnover. A cross into the box opened for Vladimir Sævarsson head it past Rowe — who could do nothing about it — in the 22nd minute. 

Orlando head coach Oscar Pareja felt the disappointment when Iceland scored.

“It hurts when the other team has one or two chances and they score. Today those couple of moments…it’s something that will come with repetition. The players know. They were mad at themselves and recognize that they needed to do better. But that also just tells us that for the opponents it was a serious game and we’ll take that as a growing pain.”

The team is looking forward to its next closed match and finally the season opener on February 29th when they host Real Salt Lake at Exploria Stadium.

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