June is a fairly slow month for the Orlando City Soccer Club and for the MLS as a whole, as the league takes a break in the middle of the month to allow for national team play. The Lions play just three matches this month, and all of them are away from home. However, the women’s soccer team, the Orlando Pride, takes the field at Orlando City Stadium twice this month.
OCSC at Montreal Impact
Saturday, June 1 | 4:00 PM
Montreal opened their 2019 season in good form. At the time of writing, they have come off of an undefeated preseason and kicked off their season with a 2-1 victory against the San Jose Earthquakes. They look posed to rebound this year after just narrowly missing out on the playoffs last year. Watch this away game from the Topsy Turvey Lounge.
Pride vs. North Carolina Courage
Saturday, June 1 | 7:30 PM
The Orlando Pride open the month with a tough matchup against last season’s reigning champions. The North Carolina Courage finished the 2018 season 16 points clear of the second place Seattle Reign FC. They were the only team to have 10 or more wins last season (with 14 total!), and they seem prepared to repeat again this year. This game is one of the premier matchups in the entire league and definitely worth watching in person from Orlando City Stadium.
National Team Break
Friday, June 14 – Friday, June 21
OCSC at D.C. United
Wednesday, June 26 | 8:00 PM
D.C. United’s preseason fixtures didn’t appear to be much of an indicator for their current form heading into the 2019 season. They stand to make the playoffs again this year. Orlando City will have a fairly tough matchup when they travel to the nation’s capital for this away-game matchup.
OCSC at Columbus Crew
Saturday, June 29 | 7:30 PM
Much like the aforementioned D.C. United, there is little to learn from Columbus’s preseason matches. They drew twice, and beat recent expansion team FC Cincinnati 3-0 before officially opening their 2019 season with a 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls. This will be another test on the road for Orlando City, but it is definitely a winnable match.
Pride vs. Chicago Red Stars
Chicago and Orlando are just about as evenly matched as you can get in the National Women’s Soccer League if you go by last year’s standings. Both teams finished with 28 points on the season, with Chicago taking the third spot due to a better goal differential, despite Orlando having one more win.
Your Orlando Hotel Near the Orlando City Stadium
The Orlando City Stadium is just 9 miles from your room at Rosen Inn International, making it easy to enjoy the thrilling excitement of a live game. Feel like staying in? Watch the game on the big screen while enjoying some comfort food at Topsy Turvey Lounge, just off the lobby. To reserve your room at Rosen Inn International, call 407-996-1600.