The Lions often enter the final leg of the series scrapping for points to earn a playoff bid, while the Five Stripes sit comfortably with a postseason berth already secured.
On Wednesday night, however, Atlanta United (5-11-4, 19 points) will come to Orlando desperate to earn points that could lift the team into playoff contention. With a win, Orlando City (8-3-8, 32 points) could push its rival out of the postseason for the first time since Atlanta joined MLS.
“I think Atlanta has urgency," he said. “They have a few games left to qualify for playoffs. I think that urgency will create some pressure.