5 unanswered questions for Orlando City SC with 10 days to go

With only 10 days to go now until Orlando City SC take to the Citrus Bowl turf to face Real Salt Lake in the MLS 2016 season opener, excitement amongst Lions fans is reaching fever pitch!

Having felt like an eternity since a disappointing final game of last season away at Philadelphia Union where City’s play-off qualification hopes were pretty much extinguished before a ball was kicked, that’s all forgotten now. Continue reading

English source links Orlando City SC with Premier League winner

With Antonio Nocerino now in the bag, we couldn’t help but spot the fact that Orlando City SC have been linked with another experienced midfielder from Europe of late.

We want to make it clear that the link looks incredibly premature at the moment but according to English source the Daily Star *not the most reliable for our U.S. readers!*, the Lions are one of three clubs chasing after Manchester City’s Yaya Touré. Continue reading

It’s official! Fans relieved as Orlando City SC sign Nocerino

After months of speculation where this transfer rumour took the scenic route and then back again, Antonio Nocerino is now officially Orlando City SC’s latest signing.

The former Italian international joins Adrian Heath’s side from AC Milan but the Lions have now sealed the deal having traded Targeted Allocation Money and General Allocation Money with fellow MLS franchise D.C. United who held his exclusive discovery rights. Continue reading

“Poor, very poor” – Heath laments latest Orlando City SC showing

Despite beating New York Red Bulls 3-2 yesterday, Orlando City SC head coach Adrian Heath was far from pleased with his teams’ performance in the friendly win at ChampionsGate Sports Complex.

While the Lions managed to grab a victory right off the back of a 2-1 pre-season defeat upstate at Florida rivals Jacksonville Armada last Saturday, it was the manner of City’s win that didn’t sit well with Heath, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Continue reading

Get familiar! 5 things you didn’t know about Antonio Nocerino

In case you’d been living on Mars in the last couple of days, you’ll now know that Italian midfielder Antonio Nocerino is finally coming to Orlando City SC this month.

In a transfer saga that has twisted and turned more times than we care to remember, news of Nocerino’s arrival in Central Florida has come straight from the horses’ mouth. Continue reading

Orlando City SC tie down 21-year-old to two-year extension

With the Antonio Nocerino deal nearing completion, Orlando City SC have also moved to retain a current star in the form of Rafael Ramos who signed a new two-year extension today.

The 21-year-old Portuguese has built a reputation for himself as one of the most attack-minded full backs in all of Major League Soccer.

Having joined the club in its USL format back in 2014, Orlando City UK is delighted that Ramos will be remaining at the Citrus Bowl for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

WATCH: Kaká’s perfect free-kick that put Orlando City SC 1-0 up

Whether we like it or not (well, we hate it!), Jacksonville Armada are now officially the first team from Florida to have inflicted defeat on Orlando City SC.

Yesterday evening, the NASL outfit completed a rousing second half comeback following Kaká‘s 32nd minute opener in an eventual 2-1 win that marked the Lions’ second friendly fixture of pre-season. Continue reading

5 things to watch in Jacksonville Armada vs Orlando City SC

With just 22 days left to go until Orlando City SC’s Major League Soccer opener against Real Salt Lake on March 6th, today the Lions build on their pre-season preparations by travelling upstate to face Jacksonville Armada of the NASL.

Having opened their pre-season account in routine style with a 4-0 win over Eastern Florida State College last weekend, there will be a step up in quality today and furthermore on Saturday February 27th when Adrian Heath‘s men go up against Brazilian outfit Bahia at the Citrus Bowl.
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Number change for Larin as new Orlando City SC kit is launched

If you were based in the Orlando area on Tuesday evening, there was only one event to head to!

Orlando City SC performed an open practice session at the Citrus Bowl giving fans a chance to see the team train while receiving those sought-after autographs and selfies.

But the two major takeaways from Tuesday night were one, the fact that the Lions’ new away jersey for 2016 has now officially been launched and two, Cyle Larin will now boast squad number 9 for the forthcoming campaign after ditching number 21. Continue reading

Nocerino deal on!? Fresh hope as Orlando City SC chase rights

If you thought you’d heard the last of the Antonio Nocerino rumours about his proposed transfer to Orlando City SC, you’d be wrong with the Washington Post reporting today that a deal is still possible.

With this being part III of the Nocerino trilogy as featured on Orlando City UK, we first read that the Lions were planning on securing his discovery rights ahead of reading later on that MLS were stepping in on a potential deal due to D.C. United owning an exclusive agreement with the AC Milan star. Continue reading