Charlotte FC vs. Orlando City: How to watch, MLS playoffs
Brandt Bronico called it “probably the most special goal I’ve ever scored in my life”.
It also meant a lot to his club.
Charlotte FC shocked the MLS world on Wednesday night when they beat defending MLS champions New York City Football Club 3-1 with a late second-half goal from Bronico.
The former Charlotte 49er’s first goal of the season couldn’t have come at a better time: Charlotte FC’s victory lifted him to 10th in the Eastern Conference table and lifted the league’s points tally. team at 32 – just two points behind 5th seed Columbus – as they head into a critical game against Orlando at 7 p.m. Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.
“I played a little higher up the pitch tonight” Bronico told reporters post game. “(Head coach Christian) Lattanzio approached me and asked if I’d be comfortable doing it, and I said, ‘Yeah, whatever you need me to do for you. team, I will do it for the team. It was in that spirit tonight, and I’m glad it worked out. »
Wednesday’s victory resurrected a season that for a while seemed lost. That was the prevailing sentiment, at least, after the team’s 3-2 loss to the Chicago Fire, the news that key defender Guzman Corujo would be out for the rest of the season with an injury, and then the 5- 0 against Los Angeles. CF.
Now he heads into a game against Orlando, who is barely in the seven-team playoff bracket at the moment, with a renewed sense of self-confidence.
“(This victory is important) to create the belief – the belief that we can go against some of the biggest teams, play with courage and get the result,” Lattanzio said on Wednesday night.
Orlando beat Charlotte, 2-1, in April.
When and where is the Charlotte FC game on Sunday?
When: 7 p.m. kick-off
Where: Bank of America Stadium
Opponent: City of Orlando (9-10-6)
What channel is Charlotte FC vs. Orlando on?
How to stream
Diffusion: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ (subscription required) or CLTFC live at www.charlottefootballclub.com/live
How to listen
Local Radio: WFNZ 610AM/92.7FM