The versatile 30-year-old defender joins after mutually agreeing his departure from Birmingham City with the Illnois-native capable of playing at centre back, right back or in defensive midfield.
Yet to play in Major League Soccer but boasting a professional first team CV spanning 14 years, Spector has represented Manchester United, Charlton Athletic, West Ham United and Birmingham City to date.
While the majority of Jonathan Spector‘s experience has come in the Football League Championship, the defender has also played in the Premier League and Europa League, underlining the excitement that surrounds his arrival in Central Florida.
— Orlando City UK (@Orlando_CityUK) January 24, 2017
Significantly boosting an Orlando City SC back line that conceded the most amount of goals (60) in MLS last season, Spector’s arrival makes up for the Lions failing to conclude a deal for Bordeaux’s Grégory Sertic last month.
Becoming Orlando City SC‘s seventh arrival this off-season following the signatures of Donny Toia, Patrick McLain, Victor ‘PC’ Giro, Will Johnson, Danny Deakin and Pierre da Silva, Jonathan Spector will wear the number 2 jersey at Orlando City Stadium.
With OCSC Twitter currently in a frenzy over Jonathan Spector‘s signature, we gathered some of the best tweets following his arrival.
Spector is a cracking signing by #OCSC, him and Aja together should be ???
— Martin Collins (@MartinC_94) January 24, 2017
Jonathan Spector is a solid signing for us. Veteran, not too old, experience in difficult leagues. Should bring some stability!
— Capital City Ruckus (@CapCityRuckus) January 24, 2017
— Monty Thorstenson (@mthorstenson1) January 24, 2017
— Purple Pride Army (@PurplePrideArmy) January 24, 2017
— Iron Lion Firm (@IronLionFirm) January 24, 2017
“Spector” is a wicked cool last name to slap on a jersey. Just saying.
— Lionheart (@TheLionsHeart) January 24, 2017
@OrlandoCitySC He is very quick, can beat a player or two and superb at Set Pieces. Penalties and free kicks great with a soccer ball.
— Matt (@BCFC_Mattyy) January 24, 2017
— Stu Windsor (@StuTheCaptain4) January 24, 2017
@OrlandoCitySC great defender, already one of the best in the league
— Anthony ?⚽ (@Bcfc_Ant) January 24, 2017
— Chris (@OrlandoCountySC) January 24, 2017
Not bad price for experienced center back in this league. Hard to find quality CBs for much cheaper. Need him to be day-in, day-out starter https://t.co/rlKJmp0xQv
— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) January 24, 2017
— Pete Price (@OCSCRUNNER) January 24, 2017