El-Mu­nir finds his place

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS TUESDAY -

Mat­tocks to stop a goal that likely would have sealed the match for United. He’s also had some lows in his first MLS cam­paign — some at­tack­ers have snuck in be­hind him un­marked and his late chal­lenge on Se­bastián Blanco dur­ing Or­lando City’s 3-2 win over Port­land led to a penalty.

El-Mu­nir read­ily ad­mits he’s still im­prov­ing. The 25-year-old Libyan in­ter­na­tional said he was away from the game for “five, six months” be­fore com­ing to Or­lando and was wor­ried about sus­tain­ing an in­jury be­cause of his ab­sence from the pitch. He praised the coach­ing staff for en­sur­ing train­ing ses­sions steadily in­creased the fit­ness lev­els of the Lions.

VIN­CENT CARCHIETTA/USAT SPORTS

Mo­hamed El-Mu­nir is the only 1st-year Lion to play ev­ery minute of ev­ery match this sea­son.

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