Orlando City Schedule Breakdown: July
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7/17 @ Atlanta United, 3 p.m. ABC
Now this is a rivalry showdown. This is the biggest game of the regular season for Orlando City, at least from a preseason perspective. Atlanta may have felt like a forced rival early on, but that manufactured hate has boiled into genuine disgust. That rivalry intensity is paired with a premium time slot on network television. In a pure broadcast sense, this is the biggest platform Orlando gets this season. The two clubs evenly split results last year, with a draw and a win for each team. With both sides making significant investments before this season, I expect this both will be serious contenders in the Eastern Conference.