RBNY vs. Orlando Predictions / by Brit Byrd

Hey you, we see you. You're on the PATH train, it just came out of the underground at Journal Square, and you've got about ten minutes til Harrison and don't know what to do with your newly resuscitated data service. 

How about read our predictions?

Peaches

Orlando are not in a good place right now, with Adrian Heath recently parted and Kaka on a calf injury. I don't expect Larin to be able to carry Orlando to a W at RBA.  With Perrinelle not fully fit, and Zizzo seemingly not able to last a full 90, I expect to see Duvall and Collin return to the back 4 tonight. Veron looked dangerous against Portland, even if nobody could finish, but I expect us to be a bit sharper tonight.

2-0 RBNY.

Lineup: 4-2-2-2

 

Brit

Orlando is a team in turmoil, and we seem to be finding our legs. Now, this game isn't literally a "must win," in that it is still July and in the case that we don't, there's still plenty of chance that things can end up okay. Not great, but okay. But Dax is still right to say that "anything less than 3 points is unacceptable." This is a kind of game where elite (or even just good) teams prove themselves by relying on their individual quality and team organization, even if the ball hasn't been bouncing their way as of late.

I'm predicting a win, and I will admit this is not 100% anchored in reason (insofar as any of these predictions are). It's based on the premise that we are a top 3 team, the likes of which resoundingly beat FC Dallas and Toronto at home. If we don't bag all 3 points tonight, I will settle more comfortably into the frame of mind that we're somewhere between 3-6 in the East, scrapping together points with an eye toward a good playoff run.

2-0 RBNY.

Lineup: 4-2-2-2

 

Sam

With Heath gone and Kaka injured, this could be the game to put wind back in our sails. Major concern right now is the back line. Highly anticipating DP/Collin in the back, although Duvall will suffice if need be. Key matchup is Shea/Zizzo, due entirely to Zizzo's mediocre run of form. I expect the offense to click more and for Veron to play well in the 4-2-2-2.

2-1 RBNY.

Lineup: 4-2-2-2