Twitter reacts to Orlando City SC signing Sacha Kljestan

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So the news is now official folks! United States international midfielder Sacha Kljestan is now an Orlando City SC player.

Jason Kreis‘ Lions have acquired the 32-year-old and $150,000 in Targeted Allocation Money in exchange for both Tommy Redding and Carlos Rivas who now join New York Red Bulls.

A move nobody saw coming at the end of the 2017 MLS campaign, Sacha Kljestan will certainly bring experience, leadership qualities and plenty of assists for the likes of Dom Dwyer to gobble up.


One of the more controversial Orlando City SC signings in recent history however, Sacha Kljestan has plenty of Lions fans to win over after a feisty August 2017 encounter against the Lions in which Red Bulls prevailed 3-1.

Not only that but saying goodbye to an up-and-coming talent in Tommy Redding who is a local Oviedo boy too, this has proved a huge sore point for some City fans.

Nevertheless, Sacha Kljestan is undoubtedly a big name in Major League Soccer and somebody who certainly fills the creative void left by the retiring Kaká.

After all, in an Orlando City UK poll of over 180 respondents that has just a few hours left to run, 49% of Orlando City SC supporters claim they are happy with the signing of Sacha Kljestan this winter.

With Orlando City UK excited to see somebody of his calibre arrive in Central Florida, we gathered some of the best tweets following news of his signing.

Are you convinced Sacha Kljestan can help finally drive Orlando City SC to the MLS Cup Playoffs?

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

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