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Orlando City get reward with huge win at Portland Timbers - Heath

Orlando City SC head coach Adrian Heath felt his side were deserved winners over Portland Timbers on Sunday.

The Lions recorded their second MLS win in their sixth outing with a 2-0 result at Providence Park in Oregon to move up to third place on the Eastern Conference table following a couple of unlucky 1-0 loses in recent times.

The expansion club dominated their past two home games against both Vancouver Whitecaps and DC United but were beaten 1-0 by late goals and Heath feels this triumph in Portland is a good reward for those positive performances.

"Overall, I'm a firm believer of 'you get out what you put in,' and these guys have put so much in during the past few weeks with not a lot of reward," he said.

"Today, I thought the guys got a bit of payback for maybe DC or Vancouver.

"This is a terrific place to come and play football. These are the environments that you want to come and play in, and I'm just so pleased for our players."

A first-half chested effort from Cyle Larin, who opened his MLS scoring account, and a late penalty from Kaka allowed Orlando City to take home maximum points to take their season record to two wins, two draws and two defeats.

Andrew Slevison
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