Potters beat Orlando in Florida

Orlando duo Dennis Chin and Kevin Molino combined to force Thomas

Sorensen into his first save before Glenn Whelan tested Miguel

Gallardo with a free-kick. But the Republic of Ireland striker

crashed a volley past Gallardo from a Peter Crouch knock-down

shortly before the break. Stoke had Whelan dismissed after two

quick bookings for a foul on Rodrigo Lopez and a scuffle with

former Potters player James O’Connor. Tony Pulis was handed two

further blows when striker Cameron Jerome and defender Marc Wilson

were forced out of the action in the latter stages with injuries.

Sorensen denied both Charlie Campbell and George Davis to secure a

narrow win for the visitors.