Metro road dominance continues in Orlando, 3:0
April 24, 2022

Orlando New York

04.24.22 · League

Four days after the most dominant first half in years (be it against a minor league team), Metro played perhaps its most dominant full game in years, winning in Orlando, 3:0. How commanding was Metro? Orlando failed to place a single shot on goal.

Gerhard Struber elected to go back to the lineup that was shutout last week against Dallas, but there would be no such problems today. Metro broke through in the 26th, after a quick counter up the right side saw Omir Fernandez find Luquinhas in the middle. The Brazilian expertly placed a shot from outside the box into the bottom left corner of the net for his first Metro goal.

Metro was so dominant in the first half that Orlando failed to register a shot (not even one that missed the net!). That dominance continued into the second, as the lead was doubled after just three minutes. Ashley Fletcher received the ball outside the box and sprung on onrushing Cristian Casseres, who found himself alone with the keeper. The Venezuelan had his initial shot saved, but jumped on the juice rebound.

And then, it was up to Metro to see out the game, and they did just that, with confused Orlando rarely venturing into the attacking third. The third goal came in the 88th, after VAR review of a handball in the box. With Patryk Klimala off PK duty, Lewis Morgan converted it straight down the gut.

So, four road games, for ecstatic wins (and we are not even counting the one against the minor leaguers!). Why, oh why can't this continue at home?

Lineup: Coronel, Tolkin, Long, Nealis, Edwards, Morgan, Amaya, Casseres, Fernandez, Luquinhas, Fletcher. Subs: Yearwood, Klimala, Nealis, Barlow.

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