The New York Red Bulls (9-6-6, 33 pts.) will battle Orlando City FC in the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals on Wednesday, July 27 at Exploria Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN+ and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and NewYorkRedBulls.com.
Get to know who the Red Bulls will be playing in their upcoming matchup.
How they’re doing
Heading into its second consecutive U.S. Open Cup semifinal, Orlando City is trying to snap a three-match winless streak.
The club sits just inside the top half of the MLS table, holding a 5th place spot in the Eastern Conference with eight wins, eight losses, and six draws in league play.
The Lions have struggled to find wins in all competitions since May 22 despite this Open Cup run, winning outright just twice in the past 12 matches.
The team advanced on penalty kicks in its last two Open Cup ties against Inter Miami on May 25 and Nashville SC on June 29.
The Red Bulls hold an 8-5-2 edge over Orlando City, including 2-1 wins in both matches during the 2021 season.
All previous games between the two sides came in MLS play. This will be the first meeting between New York and Orlando in the U.S. Open Cup.
Player to watch – Midfielder Facundo Torres
With three goals and an assist since the beginning of July, the Uruguayan has been a spark for Orlando this summer.
His combined total of goals (4) and assists (6) in 2022 lead Orlando City players in his first year with the club. He joined the Lions on a young designated player deal back in January.
The 22-year-old comes to Orlando from Peñarol in Uruguay, where he started his professional career in 2020. He scored 16 goals in his 71 appearances for the club across two seasons, helping his team to the 2021 Primera División title.
He has 10 caps for the Uruguay national team, including appearances in all five matches during the team’s 2021 Copa America quarterfinals run.