Three overreactions from Orlando City's season opening win over the New York Red Bulls
Orlando needs help along the backline
Orlando City kept a clean sheet, but that doesn't tell the story of the Lions' defense. Orlando surrendered a handful of extremely good chances that the Red Bulls didn't have the quality to put them away.
Striker Elias Manoel specifically was inches away from at least two goals. Center back Rodrigo Schlegel and the fullbacks Lucas Petrasso and Michael Halliday all struggled defensively at times, as did midfielder Mauricio Pereyra.
For what it's worth, I think a lot of those struggles are the by product of playing the Red Bulls. The team will also get ace center back Antonio Carlos back sometime soonish. I don't think there's any reason to hit the panic button and get another defender in the fold yet.
Verdict: Too early to call