April 28, 2018 / 5:27 PM / 6 months ago

Orlando City eyes fifth straight win in trip to Colorado

Orlando City started the MLS season by going 0-2-1 in their first three matches before a light went off and Orlando went out and strung together four straight wins.

The team will go on the road looking for number five when they travel to Colorado to take on the Rapids on Sunday afternoon. Game time is 4 p.m. ET at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Orlando (4-2-1) has been getting it done on offense during the streak, outscoring its opponents 12-7.

In the last game, Orlando beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-2 in a game where the final score was a bit misleading as Orlando led 3-0 before surrendering two late goals. At no time did it appear they were in danger of losing the lead.

Dom Dwyer, Chris Mueller and Sacha Kljestan scored the three goals, with Mueller’s coming just 63 seconds into the match, the fastest ever in Orlando City history.

Mueller has scored in each of the last three games and the rookie’s goal against San Jose was the fastest in club history. His performance earned the 21-year-old a spot on the MLS Team of the Week for Week 8 alongside teammate Yoshi Yotún.

Colorado (2-2-2) gave up three late goals last week after losing goalie Tim Howard to a red card early in the game, falling 3-2 to Real Salt Lake.

The three RSL goals came in the final 10 minutes of the match.

Dominique Badji leads Colorado with four goals, although three came in a 3-0 win in Colorado over Philadelphia on March 31.

Johan Blomberg, Tommy Smith and Jack Price lead the Rapids with two assists each. Howard, who played every minute in goal for Colorado before his red card, will be suspended for the match. Zac MacMath took over in goal following Howard’s ejection.

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