Orlando City SC is in a tough spot right now. 


They will play against Montreal Impact on Wednesday and they need a win if they want to stay alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but they will have to play without two of their best players. It's safe to say head coach Jason Kreis has some important decisions to make.


We're talking about Cyle Larin and Kevin Molino, the attacking duo of Orlando this season. Larin is a mainstay with the Canada National Team while Molino is a regular member of the Trinidad & Tobago squad. Both players will be absent for Orlando's next game.

Larin and Molino have scored 22 of Orlando's 41 goals this season, and their absences have created a huge problem for the head coach. 


There's enough depth to find a suitable replacement with Julio Baptista, Carlos Rivas, rookie Hadji Barry and Brek Shea all available, but the problem is how to make the proper choice.

The numbers of the aforementioned players aren't helpful to make a decision, though. Baptista has three goals in 17 appearances, Rivas (14 games) and Shea (23 contests) have scored one each, and 2016 MLS SuperDraft first-round pick Barry is yet to score his first goal as a professional.


To make things even worse, Orlando hasn't recovered Pedro Ribeiro yet. The Brazilian starlet is recovering from a back surgery, and it remains to be seen if he'll be able to play at all this season.


We have to remember Orlando is riding a terrible streak with only two wins in their last 11 matches. Winning against Montreal is a must if they want to remain in the playoff race in the East. Can they pull the upset without two of their best players?