The Lions’ Designated Player has spent time on loan with Orlando City B in USL this term after failing to make a statement in City’s first team.
In an Orlando City UK feature that explored whether DP status is criminally overlooked by Orlando City SC back in May, both Carlos Rivas and Bryan Róchez were amongst the top 10 current Major League Soccer DP’s receiving the fewest opportunities so far in 2016.
Whether Bryan Róchez’s DP status can be revoked mid-season however, this looks unlikely.
Alicia DelGallo’s report carries quotes the club that claim: “He’s still our player on a loan, so should hold a DP spot unless released.”
With club captain Kaká having missed a large proportion of the Lions’ games so far in 2016, you can see why some Orlando City SC fans are questioning the true worth they’re getting from all of their DP’s right now.