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Behind Enemy Lines: Scouting Orlando City SC

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Time to battle the Lions

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FC Dallas gets their first crack at expansion side Orlando City SC this weekend.

Injury Report

Orlando is rather banged up at the moment.

OUT: Tony Cascio (day-to-day); Kevin Molino (out); Martin Paterson (out); Brek Shea (day-to-day); Aurélien Collin (day-to-day) (as of July 9th, 2015)

SUSPENDED: Kaka

International duty: Cyle Larin (Canada), Darwin Ceren (El Salvador)

Probable Lineup

Orlando will have to mix in a few reserve players on Saturday.

4-2-3-1: Tally Hall; Tyler Turner, Seb Hines, Sean St. Ledger, Luke Boden; Harrison Heath, Amobi Okugo; Eric Avila, Cristian Higuita, Lewis Neal; Danny Mwanga

Key Player

With both Kaka and Larin out of this one, the offense will have to find another spark to get things going. That means former number one draft pick Mwanga will need to step up big time in this one and lead the Lions' attack. If he and Higuita do not get things going offensively, it may be a long evening for Orlando against Dallas' defense.

Key Matchup

Tyler Turner vs Fabian Castillo - Any time you have a young guy with little MLS experience going up against a speedy guy like Fabian Castillo, it could mean bad things for your defense. Dallas will likely want to exploit the match up on the wings in this one as Turner and Boden lack the experience that Shea or Collin bring in the defense. Turner is good on the ball but he doesn't have as much speed as Castillo.