Inter Miami CF to Visit Orlando City SC in the Round of 16 of the Open Cup on Wednesday

May 23, 2022 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Inter Miami CF News Release

Inter Miami CF (4W-6L-3D, 15 points) enters its third consecutive two-match week to close out an action-packed month of May. First, the team will travel up the state to take on Orlando City SC in the Round of 16 of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, May 25. Kickoff at Exploria Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET.

Where to Watch

The match will be broadcast on ESPN+. Fans worldwide can follow live updates including video highlights and stats on the Club’s App. Download and Register your Profile here:

Heineken Pub Partners – Watch the Match Alongside Fellow Inter Miami Fans!

Inter Miami CF teamed up with Heineken to launch the Heineken Pub Partner Program in order to provide the best experience for fans in South Florida during all the club’s away matches of the 2022 Major League Soccer (MLS) season.

Unbeaten Run of Four Across All Competitions

Inter Miami will aim to carry on with its good form and extend its current unbeaten streak in all competitions to five on Wednesday after a 2-0 over the New York Red Bulls at DRV PNK Stadium on Sunday, May 22. Goals by attackers Ariel Lassiter and Robert Taylor guided Inter Miami to victory. It was Lassiter’s first MLS goal for Inter Miami, while it was Taylor’s first goal for the club. Two midfielders also registered important season milestones in the match; Bryce Duke registered his first assist as an Inter Miami player for Lassiter’s goal, and Victor Ulloa set up Taylor to tally his first assist of 2022. Additionally, goalkeeper Drake Callender, who earned Heineken Man of the Match honors for his second consecutive match, registered his second consecutive MLS clean sheet.

MLS Team of the Week Honors for Neville and Callender

Head coach Phil Neville and Callender earned MLS Team of the Week honors for week 13 of the regular season. It was the coach’s first inclusion in a Team of the Week and the keepers second consecutive inclusion.

Round One Against Orlando in 2022

Wednesday’s 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 fixture on the road will see Inter Miami and Orlando City meet for the first time in 2022. Overall, Inter Miami has faced Orlando seven times in the past, with a record of two wins, three losses and two draws.

In 2021, Inter Miami visited Exploria Stadium twice in MLS regular season action, drawing 1-1 on August 4 and 0-0 on August 27.

Being a single-elimination competition, if Inter Miami wins, it would advance to the next round, if it falls, it would knock the team out. If the team wins, it would move onto the Quarterfinals, where it would take on the winner of the match between USL Championship side Louisville City FC and Nashville SC on Tuesday, June 21 or Wednesday, June 22 at DRV PNK Stadium. The winner of the 2022 U.S. Open Cup earns an automatic spot in the next edition of the Concacaf Champions League, a shiny trophy to put on display and prize money.

Miami’s Previous U.S. Open Cup Fixtures

Inter Miami clinched its place in the Round of 16 of the single-elimination competition on May 10, when it earned a 3-1 victory over USL League One side South Georgia Tormenta FC in the Round of 32 of the tournament in the first-ever U.S. Open Cup match at DRV PNK Stadium.

Prior to that, Inter Miami topped Miami FC 0-1 at FIU Stadium in the Third Round in what was the first U.S. Open game in club history.

Scouting Orlando City SC

Orlando enters the match after earning a point in a 2-2 draw on the road against Austin FC over the weekend in its last MLS regular season matchup. Orlando earned its spot in the Round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup on May 10 with a 2-1 home win against the Philadelphia Union.

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