Orlando City SC had to review their plans for how they’ll proceed without injured captain Kaká. After a season-opening win over New York City FC in their stadium opener, the Lions get to play their second straight game at their new digs — but without one of the league’s premier players, who will miss the next few weeks with a hamstring injury. It will be up to the Argentine midfielder Matias Perez Garcia now to make the moves and fill-in the missing Brazilian impression against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday (5:00 am IST, Live on Dsport).
Head coach Jason Kreis admits that it will take a big collective effort, but, ultimately, it could come down to Matias Perez Garcia taking over the No. 10 role and inspiring his teammates. The diminutive ace certainly seems ready to step up from a leadership perspective as he recently sounded a rallying cry for the team to continue their winning ways.