A thank you speech to Orlando City SC’s Phil Rawlins



Here at Orlando City UK, we really had to look twice when seeing Phil Rawlins had stepped down from his day-to-day operational responsibilities at Orlando City SC on Tuesday evening.

A personal decision with Phil now assuming a Life-President role, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank a guy who proved a huge motivation in us deciding to support Orlando City SC back in 2015. Continue reading

WATCH: Orlando Pride seal FIRST NWSL win for 23,403 fans



Orlando; you’ve only gone and done it again haven’t you!?

Another fantastic moment of history was etched into Citrus Bowl folklore yesterday evening as Tom Sermanni‘s Orlando Pride sealed their FIRST EVER victory in NWSL.

Emerging 3-1 victors over Houston Dash in front of a league record 23,403 supporters in Central Florida, this wonderful support yet again underlined The City Beautiful as the true Soccer Capital of the South! Continue reading

Twitter reacts to… the Orlando Pride season ticket unboxing



If you thought the Orlando City SC fraternity was big, it’s about to get even bigger because the Orlando Pride will be officially kicking off their inaugural season on Sunday evening (U.S. time) / Monday evening (U.K. time) against the Portland Thorns in NWSL.

It will be an incredibly proud moment for the city of Orlando once again with Tom Sermanni‘s side set to experience the emotions that we all did when our Lions took to the pitch against New York City FC at the Citrus Bowl back on March 8th, 2015.

And this week, Orlando Pride fans were introduced with their new season tickets! Continue reading

One in, one out in further Orlando City SC coaching shake-up



In a busy few days for Orlando City SC, the changes keep coming thick and fast this time due to the fact that first team goalkeeping coach Marcos Machado will now join up with the Orlando Pride in the same role while Stewart Kerr has arrived as his replacement.

With Khano Smith having been announced as an assistant coach to Pride first team boss Tom Sermanni last week, the NWSL sides’ backroom staff is slowly coming together nicely. Continue reading

New assistant coach for Orlando Pride as old MLS stager checks in



There was a big announcement for the Orlando Pride yesterday as it was confirmed by the Orlando Sentinel among other sources that ex-Major League Soccer professional Khano Smith has been appointed assistant coach of the new NWSL franchise.

A well-known name in MLS circles, former Bermuda international Smith represented New England Revolution 100 times in the league while also turning out for the New York Red Bulls back in 2009, not to mention a brief spell in England with Lincoln City as part of a playing career that began back in 2003. Continue reading