Orlando City B’s search for its first-ever win since making a return to the USL came to an end last week in a 2-1 road victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
Sunday’s task will continue another search; that is, a first win at home when OCB welcomes FC Montreal at Titan Soccer Complex in Melbourne at 7:30 p.m.
“A real emphasis is going to be on the recovery protocols for the guys to make sure they are well prepared, that they have recovered quickly and are ready to go for what’s going to be a tough period,” OCB coach Anthony Pulis said. “It’s one that we are looking forward to. Three home games in a week. We had a two-week road trip, which was positive. For one and a half games, I thought we played well, better than what we have been. So hopefully now we can take some good steps forward this week and have some good performances.”
This weekend’s return to home will also kick-start a home stretch in the week that follows.
OCB takes on FC Cincinnati on Wednesday and face Bethlehem Steel on Saturday. Both games will be in Melbourne at 7:30 p.m.
As for this Sunday, it marks the first time OCB faces a fellow MLS affiliate.
FC Montreal, which is owned and operated by MLS side Montreal Impact, are not having a great start to the 2016 season, starting the season on a four-game losing streak heading into Sunday’s game.
Tyler Turner, who is on loan from the first team, was named USL Player of the Week for his two-goal performance in last week’s 2-1 road win at Highmark Stadium.
For fan who can’t make the drive to Melbourne, Sunday’s game will be live streamed via YouTube.