Orlando City SC announce Throwback Game with Tampa Bay Rowdies


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Thursday was an exciting day to be an Orlando City SC supporter with the club having announced a Throwback Game against rivals Tampa Bay Rowdies to celebrate the end of the Citrus Bowl era.

The club interestingly amended their profile images of the modern-day Orlando City SC logo to the old three-headed USL version on their respective social media accounts ahead of leaving a cryptic tweet at 3PM (UK time).

Informing Lions fans to stay tuned for a “special announcement” at 9PM (UK time), Orlando City SC Twitter naturally went into a frenzy thereafter.

With fans wondering whether it was a new stadium name announcement, red USL jerseys being worn for the final Camping World Stadium fixture or even the old version of Kingston being brought out of retirement, fans were kept busy in the interim.

With Thursday being the natural day for a throwback upon social media of course, Orlando City SC fans were able to forget about 2016’s disappointment in MLS while temporarily reminiscing the past via the hashtags #TBCity and #ForeverALion.

The club had clearly been using the past couple of weeks and months to capture footage of notable Orlando City SC personalities past and present, not only thanking fans for their support but also reflecting upon their own achievements in purple.

The optimum time to reflect back upon just how much the progress the club have made since being inaugurated in their first form in 2011, featured professionals throughout the day included…

Dennis Chin

Dom Dwyer

Johnny Mendoza

Rob Valentino

Anthony Pulis

Yordany Álvarez

Jamie Watson

Throwback Game versus Tampa Bay Rowdies

As for the Throwback Game against Orlando City SC‘s principal enemy Tampa Bay Rowdies, the I-4 Derby will be played out on Saturday October 22nd at Seminole Soccer Complex with a local kickoff time of 7PM.

Orlando City B coaches Anthony Pulis and Rob Valentino will take to the field in this special occasion whereby “notable alumni” from both sides will be involved.

Final Camping World Stadium fixture versus D.C. United

Orlando City SC also announced that the club’s final Major League Soccer fixture against D.C. United on Sunday October 23rd will include a “where we came from” theme.

As part of the festivities, USL championship performances, memorable goals from Orlando City SC‘s two seasons in Major League Soccer and recognition of personalities from the Orlando City Alumni Association will all give Camping World Stadium the send off it deserves.

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