INTERVIEW: Orlando City UK meets Orlando City SC France

Orlando City UK - Orlando City France

Despite the eagerly anticipated Euro 2016 tournament taking place in France over the course of June and July, there is one Frenchman who won’t simply be keeping an eye on how Didier Deschamps’ Les Bleus get on.

Indeed, Orlando City SC is truly a global brand and having already spoken to Torcida Orlando City Brasil’s Arthur Fernandes earlier this month, we recently caught up with Orlando City SC France’s Clément (@OrlandoCityFR). Continue reading

STATS PREVIEW: New York City FC vs Orlando City SC – 29.05.2016

Embarking on their sixth road game of the 2016 Major League Soccer campaign, Adrian Heath’s Orlando City SC travel to New York City FC’s Yankee Stadium home for the second time already this season.

Having already claimed a 0-1 victory in the Bronx back in March, perhaps this is the best time to be facing Patrick Vieira’s side with NYCFC having lost by an utterly humiliating 0-7 to cross-river rivals New York Red Bulls in their last game. Continue reading

5 Stoke City players Orlando City SC should be taking a look at

As every Orlando City SC fan is aware now, the Lions are now formally affiliated with English Premier League outfit Stoke City having announced their partnership earlier this month.

But what does this mean in practice?

Well, what we do know is that Stoke City will be travelling to Central Florida to take on Orlando City SC at Titan Soccer Complex in Melbourne on July 27th in a mid-season friendly. Continue reading

STATS PREVIEW: Orlando City SC vs Philadelphia Union – 25.05.2016

Doesn’t it feel great to get back to winning ways? Orlando City SC are still in love with scoring late goals with the Lions having struck an 87th minute to down Montreal Impact 2-1 last time out.

A first victory in seven Major League Soccer fixtures for Adrian Heath‘s men, Orlando City SC now embark on a crucial period of the season with three home fixtures to play in quick succession over the course of the next month. Continue reading

PLAYER RATINGS: Orlando City SC vs Montreal Impact – 21.05.16

What a difference a week makes for Orlando City SC who have now successfully hauled themselves back into the MLS Eastern Conference play-off spots after Saturday evening’s 2-1 victory over Montreal Impact.

After suffering the worst possible start whereby some poor defensive play allowed Impact dangerman Ignacio Piatti to pounce to put Mauro Biello’s side into a fourth minute lead, the Lions eventually roared back into action. Continue reading

Why I support Orlando City SC… 6 more tales from UK supporters

Having recently become officially affiliated with Orlando City SC itself as the club’s International Fan Club representing the United Kingdom, we’re absolutely delighted to be giving the club a greater voice on British shores.

What that means is helping build a a loyal army of UK-based Lions supporters who can come together and engage on all things Orlando City SC related while sharing in experiences such as our Orlando City UK Watch Parties with a Manchester-based event to come. Continue reading

STATS PREVIEW: Orlando City SC vs Montreal Impact – 21.05.2016

Going down 2-1 on the road to Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, Orlando City SC are back at Camping World Stadium this weekend looking for all three points after going winless in six MLS fixtures.

Having last won a Major League Soccer game back at the start of April where Adrian Heath‘s Lions trounced Portland Timbers 4-1, City have slouched to eleventh position in the Eastern Conference. Continue reading

Orlando City SC take a look at Stoke City defender on trial

Orlando City SC are currently taking a look at Stoke City defender Dionatan Teixeira who has arrived in Central Florida as part of a trial spell with the Lions.

The 23-year-old Brazilian-born centre back has actually represented Slovakia at Under-21 level but hasn’t made a breakthrough at the Britannia Stadium since signing from Dukla Banská Bystrica in 2014. Continue reading

PLAYER RATINGS: Sporting Kansas City vs Orlando City SC – 15.05.16

The beginning of a new feature here at Orlando City UK and in association with our friends OCLionsFan, I individually rate the performances of Orlando City SC players from their most recent MLS fixture.

Unfortunately going down 2-1 away to Sporting Kansas City of the Western Conference yesterday, it’s now six Major League Soccer fixtures without victory for Adrian Heath‘s Lions. Continue reading