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Orlando City beats Austin for first victory of season


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jack Lynn had a first-half goal, Nicolás Lodeiro scored in the second half and Orlando City won for the first time this season, beating Austin FC 2-0 on Saturday.

Orlando City (1-3-1), the runner-up to FC Cincinnati for the Supporters' Shield last season, grabbed a 1-0 lead at halftime after Lynn took a crossing pass from Dagur Thórhallsson in the 42nd minute and scored his first career goal. The 24-year-old forward was making his first start in his eighth appearance over the past three seasons.

Lodeiro gave Orlando City a two-goal lead in the 64th minute when he left-footed a free kick to the top left corner of the net. The kick followed a handball call on Austin's Jhojan Valencia.

Mason Stajduhar finished with one save to earn the clean sheet in his first start of the season for Orlando City. Brad Stuver saved six shots for winless Austin (0-2-3).

Austin returns home to play FC Dallas on Saturday. Orlando City will host the New York Red Bulls on Saturday.


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