Justin Fojo and the Orlando City Lions capped off their first season with a dramatic Playoff Championship victory over the Harrisburg City Islanders. After 120 minutes of back and forth action, the Lions defeated the City Islanders 3-2 in the penalty kick shutout to claim the title, played out before a crowd of 11,220 at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
Orlando City added the Playoff Championship to go along with the USLPRO Regular Season Title.
“You could not have had a better game,” said Orlando City owner Phil Rawlins. “The record number of fans who came out tonight saw one for the history books. This is huge for Orlando, even bigger for Orlando City. This is one that we will never forget.”
On trial with Orlando City of the USLPRO League, Justin Fojo started and played 70 minutes for the Lions against Toronto FC (MLS) in the 3rd place game of the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic. The College of Charleston star played an integral part in the upset, as Orlando City defeated the MLS side 1-0.
The Lions’ goal came after a Max Griffin grabbed hold of a long pass and made a run at the box. Ian Fuller followed in the right channel, resulting in a give-and-go that sprung him into the penalty area. TFC goalkeeper Milos Kocic came out to try and claim the through-ball, but Fuller beat Kocic to the ball, rounding the ‘keeper and bent a low shot into the open net to give City a late lead they would not relinquish.
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