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9 Reasons to Watch NYCFC vs Orlando City

1. This is NYCFC's first match of the MLS Regular Season.

2. Orlando City will host NYCFC in their first-ever match in their new stadium. 

3. Former NYCFC goalkeeper, Josh Saunders, could make his debut for Orlando City FC. 

4. NYCFC will be hosting a pub crawl a few hours before the match. NYCFC supporters will receive swag, as well as a ticket to the Home Opener. Learn more here. 

5. Watch newcomers such as new DP Maxi Moralez, John Stertzer, Ben Sweat, Rodney Wallace, Alex Ring, Alexander Callens, as well as other new 2017 signings.

6. Since both teams came into the MLS as expansion teams in 2015, NYCFC have won once, lost three times, and drawn three times. 

7. Former teammates Andrea Pirlo and Kaká will face off against each other. 

8. NYCFC have had historic matches against Orlando City including Andrea Pirlo's debut on July 26, 2015, which resulted in a 5-3 win. 

9. Orlando City head coach Jason Kreis will face his former team, NYCFC.