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Three Stars: Philadelphia Union

Christopher Adams
Jul 23, 2022; Orlando, Florida, USA;  Orlando City defender Joao Moutinho (4) controls the ball
Jul 23, 2022; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando City defender Joao Moutinho (4) controls the ball / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Joao Moutinho

Stats: 51/64 passes, 9 passes into final third, 4/5 tackles

The return of Joao Moutinho at left back is a huge positive for Orlando City. The Portuguese defender is probably the best progressive passer and ball mover in the lineup and adds so much dimension to the Lions in possession.

His passing was a little sloppy in this game, but playing against an elite pressing team like the Union that's expected. Moutinho also got the ball into the final third and created some danger in attack, while also holding firm defensively.

This might be his last year in Orlando, but if he can play like this the rest of the way, he could go out on top.

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