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Orlando City adds Greg Ranjitsingh to plug goalie shortage

Apr 20, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando City goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh (18) warms up on the field prior to the game against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Orlando City Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 20, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando City goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh (18) warms up on the field prior to the game against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Orlando City Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando City added MLS Pool goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh on Friday to allow the club to have two netminders for Saturday’s game against the visiting Columbus Crew.

Ranjitsingh is expected to be the backup behind Adam Grinwis.

Orlando City is without Pedro Gallese (international duty with Peru) and Mason Stajduhar (undisclosed injury), necessitating the move to add Ranjitsingh.

Ranjitsingh, 28, has played in five MLS matches — two with Orlando City in 2019 and three with Minnesota United last season. He has allowed 11 goals for a 2.20 goals-against average.

Ranjitsingh was signed by the Philadelphia Union earlier this season when that franchise had a goalkeeper shortage but he didn’t appear in a game.

The 29-year-old Grinwis last played in an MLS match for Orlando City in 2018. He recorded one shutout and allowed six goals in five matches for a 1.20 GAA.

Gallese has five shutouts and a 1.00 GAA in 11 appearances this season, and Stajduhar had one clean sheet and 1.00 GAA in five appearances.

Orlando City is tied for second place in the Eastern Conference entering Friday night’s play.

–Field Level Media