Orlando City B secures final playoff spot, down Bethlehem Steel

With one game left to the regular season, playoffs aspirations for the USL Lions came down to the wire.

Goals from Jonathan Mendoza and Lewis Neal sealed Orlando City B the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference after downing Bethlehem Steel FC 2-0 on Sunday at Goodman Stadium.

Mendoza gave OCB the early lead in the ninth minute when Michael Cox beat two defenders to dish the ball over to the former Stetson University player to slot the ball into an empty net.

Neal doubled the lead in the second half, after striking a volley from distance in the 58th minute.

Anthony Pulis’ men were in the midst of an eight game winless run, with OCB’s last victory coming on Aug. 6 of this season.

OCB will visit New York Red Bulls II on Oct. 2 in the opening round of the USL Cup Playoffs. Kickoff is at 4 p.m.

 

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