Orlando City SC takes defensive hot streak into road matchup against New York

October 17

Orlando City SC (8-2-7, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Red Bulls (7-8-3, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

Harrison, New Jersey; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Orlando City SC visits New York on a defensive hot streak after conceding just eight goals over the past 10 games.

The Red Bulls are 7-8-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with 21 goals led by Daniel Royer with four.

Orlando City SC is 8-1-5 in Eastern Conference games. Orlando City SC is 3-1-0 when it scores two goals.

The teams meet Sunday for the second time this season. Orlando City SC won the last meeting 3-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Royer has four goals and two assists for New York. Caden Clark has two goals over the last 10 games for the Red Bulls.

Chris Mueller has five goals and five assists for Orlando City SC this season. Benji Michel has four goals over the last 10 games for Orlando City SC.

LAST 10 GAMES: New York: 4-5-1, averaging 1.4 goals, 1.1 assists, three shots on goal and 5.1 corner kicks per game while allowing 1.3 goals per game.

Orlando City SC: 5-0-5, averaging 1.7 goals, 1.6 assists, 3.7 shots on goal and 4.7 corner kicks per game while allowing 0.8 goals per game.

NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: New York: Patrick Seagrist (injured), Kaku, Ben Mines (injured), Omir Fernandez (injured), Cristian Casseres Jr.

Orlando City SC: Pedro Gallese, Joao Moutinho (injured), Jhegson Mendez, Mauricio Pereyra (injured), Tesho Akindele (injured), Dom Dwyer (injured), Oriol Rosell (injured), Benji Michel (injured).

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