Advertisement

Galaxy falls at Orlando City, 4-0

Galaxy falls at Orlando City, 4-0
Orlando City's Cyle Larin celebrates after scoring a goal in the 34th minute against the Galaxyon Sunday. (Stephen M. Dowell / TNS)

— Kaka had a goal and an assist and expansion Orlando City beat the Galaxy, 4-0, on Sunday for the first home win in team history.

Orlando City held its first lead at home — in six games — in front of 40,122 spectators.

Advertisement

"I can say that it's a perfect day for us, for the supporters," Kaka said. "They needed this joy. So today is a special day for Orlando City."

Eric Avila's header put Orlando City ahead in the 12th minute. Rafael Ramos crossed a ball to Brek Shea at the far post, who headed it back in front of goal to an open Avila. In the 34th minute, rookie Cyle Larin scored after a nice back-and-forth breakaway with Kaka for his fourth goal of the year.

In the second half, Kaka scored on a penalty kick in the 56th minute after he was tripped up in the area by goalkeeper Jaime Penedo. Then Darwin Ceren made it 4-0 in the 73rd minute on a deflected shot from distance.

Orlando ended a winless stretch at four games.

The Galaxy, which hasn't won a road game since August 2014, is winless in five consecutive games.

Advertisement
Advertisement