Twitter reacts to… Orlando City SC’s 2017 end-of-season roster update

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So yesterday, Orlando City SC officially announced their updated first team roster following the end of the 2017 Major League Soccer campaign.

Serving as explicit evidence as to who is staying, potentially remaining and leaving ahead of 2018, there were a few surprise names in the ‘option not exercised’ column.

While the drama has surrounded Giles Barnes and Servando Carrasco being on the ‘option not exercised’ list, it’s worth noting that Orlando City SC may renegotiate new contracts for players on this list should they see fit.

As for Antonio Nocerino however, the Italian midfielder looks like he’s leaving for good after saying his goodbyes on Instagram yesterday.

Antonio Nocerino Bids Farewell To Orlando City SC on Instagram - 07.11.2017

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Following the announcement, the status of Orlando City SC‘s first team roster was:

Under Contract

José Aja
Joe Bendik
Pierre da Silva
Will Johnson
Richie Laryea
Jonathan Spector
Mason Stajduhar
Scott Sutter
Donny Toia
Yoshimar Yotún

Out of Contract

Kevin Alston
Devron García

Option Exercised

Dom Dwyer
Earl Edwards Jr.
Cristian Higuita
Cyle Larin
Rafael Ramos
Tommy Redding
Carlos Rivas
Tony Rocha

Option Not Exercised

Giles Barnes
Hadji Barry
Servando Carrasco
Conor Donovan
Seb Hines
Antonio Nocerino
Dillon Powers
Josh Saunders

Loan Expired

Léo Pereira

Shortly after the announcement, Orlando City UK quizzed our followers on whether it was the right or wrong decision to place the likes of Giles Barnes, Servando Carrasco and Antonio Nocerino on our ‘option not exercised’ list.

All of this news naturally sent the Orlando City SC Twittersphere into a frenzy so Orlando City UK gathered some of the best tweets and thoughts following the announcement.

What are YOU making of Orlando City SC‘s 2017 end-of-season roster update?

Comment below or tweet us at @Orlando_CityUK to let us know!

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