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There’s another new face in the Orlando City SC squad after Honduras Under-20 international captain Devron García signed with the Lions today, as reported by the club’s official website.
Arriving at the Citrus Bowl from C.D. Victoria in his Central American homeland, García becomes the second Honduran national in Adrian Heath’s squad with Bryan Rochez having arrived last season.
With the deal still subject to Visa approval, García is the ninth player to sign with City this off-season after the arrivals of Mason Stajduhar, Kevin Alston, Joe Bendik, Richie Laryea, Hadji Barry, Antonio Matarazzo and Tobenna Uzo.
Despite being 19-years-old, García arrives in Central Florida with decent pedigree for his age group having most recently worn the captain’s armband for Honduras in last year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
While Lions supporters may have craved more of an experienced arrival at centre back, García’s signature does reinforce a weak area at present with only Aurélien Collin , Seb Hines and David Mateos to call upon at present.
Speaking of García’s arrival at the Citrus Bowl, coach Heath claimed: “We are thrilled to bring Devron on board.”
You can welcome García to the Soccer Capital of the South right now by hitting him up on Twitter at @Kybor_Ducker!
Looks like Laryea isn’t counted as international by @MLS, so Garcia is Orlando City’s 10th int’l player. Club has 10 spots.
— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) January 27, 2016
If rumoured transfer target Antonio Nocerino is to arrive from here on out, somebody will have to make way. Watch this space…