Sacha Kljestan joining Orlando City SC in trade for TWO Lions stars

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In the biggest roll of the dice for Orlando City SC this off-season, New York Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan is joining the Lions in a trade for two Lions stars.

Late on Tuesday evening (UK time), ESPN soccer columnist Jeffrey Carlisle tweeted that Kljestan is joining Jason Kreis‘ side in exchange for both Carlos Rivas and Tommy Redding.

Still awaiting official confirmation from Orlando City SC themselves, this seems a imminent after the Orlando Sentinel’s Alicia Rose DelGallo also claimed that Carlisle’s story is correct.

According to Jeffrey Carlisle, Red Bulls have also sent $150,000 in Targeted Allocation Money to Orlando City SC in order to exchange Sacha Kljestan, a veteran of 52 senior international caps for the United States.

With the Orlando City SC Twittersphere currently split on whether this is a good deal for the Lions, there is no doubting that Sacha Kljestan is a direct replacement to help fill the creative void left by the retiring Kaká.

Whether Sacha Kljestan will be a Designated Player or not, this will be decided at a later date following the conclusion of Orlando City SC’s winter transfer business.

Stay tuned to Orlando City UK on Twitter for any further information concerning this eye-catching transfer story.

Is this a good trade for Orlando City SC? How do YOU feel about Carlos Rivas and Tommy Redding departing?

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


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