Evan Angulo scored within the sixth minute to assist second-seeded Orlando Metropolis FC advance to the Jap Convention semifinals with a 1-0 win over Nashville on Tuesday evening.
Angulo’s sixth-minute objective was all of the second-seeded Lions wanted to win Recreation 2 of their best-of-three first-round sequence. Orlando Metropolis additionally gained the sequence opener 1-0 at dwelling on October 30.
Angulo intercepted a sloppy again cross contained in the Nashville penalty space and break up two defenders earlier than his shot ricocheted over the top of goalkeeper Joe Willis.
Orlando had the chance to extend its lead within the thirty seventh minute, however Willis blocked Angulo’s shot along with his proper foot. Nashville completed with 4 pictures on objective however could not discover a well beyond goaltender Pedro Gallese.
Gallese was the breakout participant of the sequence, recording 4 saves on Tuesday and recording his second clear sheet of the postseason, each of which got here towards Nashville.
This victory is the third in a row for Orlando, with a rating of 1-0 over Nashville. The Lions gained simply considered one of their 9 conferences with Nashville in all competitions earlier than profitable their final three.
Town of Orlando has continued its nice run of kind. The Lions led the American League in away factors (31) and street wins (9) within the common season. They’ve now reeled off six straight wins, together with three over Nashville.
Nashville misplaced a house playoff recreation for the primary time in membership historical past, ending a run of seven wins and two ties in 9 dwelling playoff and cup video games. Seventh-seeded Nashville completed the season by being eradicated in six of its final seven video games.
Orlando has gained three straight street video games for the primary time in membership historical past. They are going to face both Columbus Crew or Atlanta United within the Jap Convention semi-finals, who they tied 1-1 of their sequence.
Earlier within the night, Atlanta beat Columbus 4-2, with MLS Rookie of the Yr Giorgos Giakoumakis scoring two targets and helping on the third. The 2 will play the ultimate match of the best-of-three sequence on November 12.