BREAKING | Servando Carrasco signs a new 2️⃣-year deal while #OCSC re-sign Seb Hines & Kevin Alston on 3️⃣ & 1️⃣-year deals! ⚽️
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— Orlando City UK (@Orlando_CityUK) January 6, 2017
After both enduring a difficult 2016 campaign in the Lions’ defence, Alston and Hines will be out to repay Kreis’ faith this year.
Embarking on his third consecutive Major League Soccer campaign, Seb Hines is a familiar face in the Orlando City SC set-up and will be eager to cut out the defensive errors that hampered his progress in 2016.
A major threat from Lions’ set-pieces given his aerial ability, Hines will look to kick on this term while Kevin Alston will renew his rivalry with Rafael Ramos whom he covered for during an extensive period last season.
As for Servando Carrasco, rumours of a City exit following Alex Morgan‘s loan to Lyon proved premature with the 28-year-old now offering Jason Kreis yet another option in a potential midfield diamond.
Speaking about the trio’s contract extensions in Central Florida, Orlando City SC General Manager Niki Budalic claimed: “Servando, Kevin and Seb proved to be important assets for our team last year and we are excited to keep them.”
One thing is for sure. With international call-up’s, injuries and suspensions all taking their toll over a gruelling season that can last 10 months in total, experience and squad depth will prove essential in Orlando City SC‘s quest to make the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs.