Soca Warriors midfielder Kevin Molino scored two goals after he assisted with the equaliser as Orlando City SC (5-5-11, 26 points) scored three second-half goals to earn a 3-1 win over the New England Revolution (6-8-8, 26 points) on Sunday night.
An outstanding performance by Molino catapulted the Lions to extend their home-unbeaten streak to 17 games and put the teams in a tie for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
New Orlando City coach Jason Kreis made several changes to the line-up in his first game by putting MLS All-Stars Kak� and Cyle Larin at forward and Hadji Barry, Molino, Servando Carrasco and Antonio Nocerino at midfield in his 4-4-2 formation.
The Revs led when Kei Kamara opened the scoring for New England in the 19th minute, but just one minute into the second-half, Larin and Molino played a clever one-two to free Larin in left side of the box.
The Canadian striker ripped a left-footed shot into the far post, beating goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth for his team-leading 11th goal of the season and his third consecutive game with a goal.
Molino put the Lions ahead in the 64th minute when Brek Shea made a strong run to the end line before chipping the ball into the six-yard box and the T&T international dove onto the ball and headed it into the back of the net for his first multi-goal game in MLS. It was Shea's second assist of the season.
The Lions put the exclamation point on a fantastic evening in the 83rd minute after an extended passing sequence between Boden, Kak� and Molino.
Boden flicked it to Kak�, who passed it up to Molino charging into the box for the T&T player to rip home his ninth goal of the season to send the 27,768 purple clad fans in attendance into a frenzy and earn Orlando City its first three-goal half of the season.
The Lions will return to action on Sunday, July 7, against the Seattle Sounders, the team of T&T winger Joevin Jones, who saw a full 90 minutes of action in his team's 1-1 draw with LA Galaxy.
Also on the weekend, T&T defender Mekeil Williams was on the wrong end of a 5-1 drubbing with his Colorado Rapids from New York City FC while winger Cordell Cato also featured for San Jose Earthquakes in a 1-1 draw with Houston Dynamo, and left back Aubrey David was an unused substitute in FC Dallas' 2-0 defeat of Vancouver Whitecaps.