It’s official folks. Orlando City SC were the second most searched soccer team in world football for the year that was 2015 as part of Google’s ‘Year of Search’ study.
Beaten only by Spanish giants Barcelona in the internet goliath’s Top 10 Trending Soccer Teams of 2015 subsidiary research project, curious keyboard warriors went online to find out more about Adrian Heath’s team this year than the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid! Some feat aye?
The first soccer franchise in Florida since the Tampa Bay Mutiny were dissolved in 2001 of course, it’s quite clear that Orlando City SC’s appeal has already scaled global proportions in what was lets remember, the club’s very first season in Major League Soccer.
Despite not reaching the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs at the end of the regular season, Club President Phil Rawlins and Owner Flavio Augusto da Silva can feel incredibly proud at this latest groundbreaking acknowledgement.
After all, the Lions were the only MLS franchise to appear in the top 10!
Speaking to the official Orlando City SC website, Rawlins claimed: “This is one of the proudest moments for our front office staff, technical team, players and fans.
With the Lions’ club motto boldly reading ‘Defy Expectations’, it’s more than apparent that in 2015, Orlando City SC achieved this goal and then some!