Ladies and gentlemen, settle in cause it looks like we're in for a long season. We're not like other columns that'll sugar coat everything. We'll call you out when it's needed and if the team isn't performing we're not going to sit here and tell you everything will be okay. So here is a recap of Friday nights shit show:
Kaka, Where Art Thou?
Our captain picked up a knock the weekend of the season opener against Real Salt Lake and was ruled out once again last night against Chicago. It goes without saying that Orlando in MLS has had little success without Kaka but with the likes of Molino, Shea and Nocerino you'd think the squad could get past the WORST TEAM IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE. Kaka will inevitably miss more matches because of his age (shit happens) and possible Brazil national team call ups. This team needs to be better prepared for life without Kaka.
CYLE FUCKING LARIN:
We're going to be real with you, Cyle Larin will not be an Orlando City player in the long haul. This kid has such a high ceiling and is so young that it would be an abomination if he spent his entire career in MLS. So for now, we need to enjoy Larin as much as possible because he simply is a joy to watch. So when you see Cyle in downtown Orlando dancing on a couch somewhere with a bottle in hand, make sure you buy a round for the kid.
We See You Carrasco:
It almost pains me to give Servando credit for the second article in a row but the guy clearly heard what we said. Arguably one of his best performances as an Orlando City player, Carrasco is finally turning into an important player for the Lions. On multiple occasions last night Servando confronted Chicago Fire players for their dramatized antics and we here at the ILF Blog eat that stuff up. Here's to you Carrasco, keep doing your thing and maybe Alex Morgan will share a bed with you.
Junior Colombian Burger is Hiring:
Listen to me and listen to me good, if you're going to go out there and not play for the badge on your shirt you need to find a new job. We're looking at you, Higuita. That weak ass display is not something us supporters take kindly to. We get it, you're going from a main role in the team to a backup role but to put on a display like that and see you out partying with the boys after? Nah fam, that's not going to slide with us. We here at ILF condone partying like no other but not after drawing against the worst team in MLS who had 10 men for the majority of the match. Go flip some burgers, dweeb.
Friday nights brings out a different kind of atmosphere at the Citrus Bowl. The tailgate, the excitement for the weekend, the inevitable after parties all mixed into one bring out some of the liveliest displays from Orlando City fans. The light display prior to kickoff was definitely one to remember and to see fans in the farthest parts away from the supporter section joining in on the display was a joy to watch. Hats off to not just The Wall but the entire Citrus Bowl.
Orlando City travel to the Bronx next week for a Friday night matchup against Man City B in a Eastern Conference matchup as the Lions try to pickup their first 3 points. We will be bringing a "tour guide" for all the OCSC supporters traveling to New York this upcoming week ;).
I'm out this bitch! Enjoy your weekend.