Newly hired Orlando City SC coach Jason Kreis faces his old squad New York City FC in a must-watch affair on Sunday (7 p.m. ET, FS1/FOX Deportes), after an offseason breakup saw the long-time MLS coach and player depart after just one season with the expansion club. And nothing will make for sweeter payback than claiming a win over the Eastern Conference leaders in front of the OCSC faithful at Camping World Stadium. But NYCFC Patrick Vieira will be back on the sideline after serving a suspension and will have more reason than ever to grab his first win vs. Orlando since he took over the coaching reins, as both loom to make their first postseason appearance in franchise history.
Twenty-one-year-old Canadian international Cyle Larin leads Orlando with 12 goals this season, good for top five in MLS, while NYCFC counters with the prolific David Villa who is currently tied for the Golden Boot lead with 16 goals, and young sparkplug and Costa Rican international Ronald Matarrita. With both sides sporting a fast-paced attacking style and a talented mix of international stars and young emerging talent, Sunday’s game should make for one of the most entertaining matches this season.