Orlando City Takes On Minnesota United In Semifinal Match

  • With +140 odds, Orlando City takes on Minnesota United (+180) in the semifinals of the MLS is Back Tournament.
  • The winner goes on to face the Portland Timbers, who won their match Wednesday against the Philadelphia Union.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The end of the MLS is Back tournament is finally approaching and only three teams remain standing from the bubble in Orlando.

After a series of upsets including a monumental win over tournament favorites LAFC, Orlando City finds itself in the semifinal match against Minnesota United. Orlando are coming off a season where they finished second to last in their conference and were certainly not the experts pick to make it deep in this tournament.

In fact, not a single one of the top six teams with the shortest odds to win the tournament at the beginning remain alive in the competition.

Orlando City have never ever made the playoffs as a franchise but now find themselves just two wins away from tournament glory and a CONCACAF Champions League bid.

The purple lions have looked like an entirely new team behind new manager Oscar Pareja, and are now online betting favorites for the first time in this tournament.

MLS is Back – Semifinals – 8/6/20 – 8:00 p.m. ET

  • Orlando City +135
  • Minnesota United +185
  • Draw +245
  • Over/Under: 2.5, 3 Goals

The storylines write themselves for this match, where former Orlando City boss Adrian Heath faces off against his old club now as the leader of Minnesota United.

Minnesota has looked great so far on their way to being the only undefeated team left in MLS (including the few games played before the tournament).

They have a staggering +9 goal differential in this tournament and have been scoring at will via set pieces, where they have created eight goals.

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While Minnesota dominates on the stats, Orlando has seemingly willed their way to victory in every game this tournament.

Orlando’s only blemish was a 1-1 tie against fellow semifinalist Philadelphia United, and have since done what they needed to do to win.

While Minnesota is a great team, Orlando has already dispatched LAFC and are fully confident in their abilities against any team.

With that in mind, soccer bettors should take the Lions in this one to continue the dream, advance to the finals, and take on Portland.

PICK: Orlando City