Orlando City prepares for long travel in upcoming road matches

By Zach Aldridge, Bright House Sports Network
Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2016

It’s all about looking ahead and moving forward for Orlando City this week. No time to think about last week’s firing of Adrian Heath or the 0-0 draw they experienced Friday night against the Houston Dynamo.

“If we work together the situation maybe changes,” said midfielder Darwin Ceren. “But it’s all together, it’s not two players make a difference on this team, this team doesn’t depend on two-three players, always together.”

The Lions are embarking on a very important week. Wednesday they’ll face the New York Red Bulls for the third time this season, they lost and then tied in the first two meetings. Following the match Orlando will travel 3,000 miles cross-country to Vancouver for a Saturday night tilt. Two games against two opponents seeded higher than them in the league.

“Very important games because we play three games away,” said defender David Mateos. “It’s difficult because in this league nobody is easy.”

“We know we didn’t have a good result last game, but this team is always looking forward,” said Ceren.

The familiarity with the Red Bulls is a big plus for the squad.

“We need to clear some points on the team,” said Mateos. “We need to fix some mistakes. We know them because they are one of the best teams in the league, and I think we know everything about them.”

From a personnel standpoint international defender Jose Aja trained with the Lions Monday morning, Kaka did not, he was inside receiving treatment for his injury, his status still unknown for Wednesday night’s match.