Twitter reacts to… Orlando City SC signing Justin Meram

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What an incredible start to the week it has been for Orlando City SC supporters who were treated to the big name signing of Justin Meram earlier today.

A marquee arrival having chalked up 188 regular season appearances for Columbus Crew since 2011, the Iraq international has become our tenth signing in an incredibly busy off-season.

Scoring a brace against the Lions in our first away fixture of last season, Justin Meram showcased what a dangerous winger he is on his day.


A left winger by trade, Justin Meram can also play as a right winger or a centre forward and it will be interesting to see how he fits into Jason Kreis‘ starting eleven.

If Kreis is to persist with his favoured diamond midfield formation, we wonder whether Orlando City SC’s strongest starting eleven could look something like this.

Justin Meram has been on an upward trajectory in recent seasons with the Michigan native registering 13 goals and seven assists last season. In 2016, the 29-year-old notched five goals and 13 assists.

No stranger to experiencing the MLS Cup Playoffs in recent years, the signing of Justin Meram, not to mention Sacha Kljestan‘s arrival underlines Orlando City SC‘s ambition to reach the post season for the very first time.

Also playing on the international stage with Iraq, the country of his heritage since 2014, Justin Meram has earned 25 caps with the Lions of Mesopotamia to date.

A member of the Iraq squad that finished fourth at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, Justin Meram doesn’t only bring goals and assists but experience and leadership qualities that will prove vital in Jason Kreis‘ locker room.

With the Orlando City SC Twittersphere on cloud nine following Justin Meram‘s arrival in The City Beautiful, Orlando City UK gathered the best tweets below…

How excited are YOU by Orlando City SC’s signing of Justin Meram?

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

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