INTERVIEW: Orlando City UK chats to Orlando City SC’s Danny Deakin

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Having been one of NINE Orlando City SC first team stars loaned out to Orlando City B earlier today, Orlando City UK caught up with English attacking midfielder Danny Deakin.

Selected by the Lions as the 20th pick (64th overall) in the third round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft back in January, we found out how Sheffield-born Deakin is enjoying life after penning his first ever professional contract. Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Orlando City UK chats to Kyle Callan-McFadden

Kyle Callan-McFadden

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Having just completed his first full USL season with Orlando City B, Orlando City UK recently caught up with talented Lions defender Kyle Callan-McFadden.

Becoming one of Orlando City B‘s very first signings alongside now Orlando City SC stars Mikey Ambrose and Tony Rocha back in October 2015, the 21-year-old Irishman was a key figure for Anthony Pulis‘ side throughout 2016. Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Orlando City UK chats to Brazilian Orlando City SC fan

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In this all-access digital age, any single person can decide to follow any particular sports team worldwide to a degree.

The internet and the rise of social media means fans from around the world can feel a true sense of connection between themselves and a team playing in a foreign country.

Not only the case for ourselves here at Orlando City UK of course, somebody else who also shares love and passion for Orlando City SC is Brazilian supporter Arthur Fernandes Trilles. Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Orlando City UK meets Orlando City SC France

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Despite the eagerly anticipated Euro 2016 tournament taking place in France over the course of June and July, there is one Frenchman who won’t simply be keeping an eye on how Didier Deschamps’ Les Bleus get on.

Indeed, Orlando City SC is truly a global brand and having already spoken to Torcida Orlando City Brasil’s Arthur Fernandes earlier this month, we recently caught up with Orlando City SC France’s Clément (@OrlandoCityFR). Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Orlando City UK meets Torcida Orlando City Brasil

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In the space of six years, Orlando City SC‘s tagline ‘Defy Expectations’ simply couldn’t hold more truth.

Since relocating from Austin, Texas to dominating USL Pro; from signing Kaká to have Filled The Bowl twice against New York City FC and then Real Salt Lake, the club continues on a fast-paced upward trajectory.

With both Orlando City B and Orlando Pride currently stamping their own mark into this purple tale, making the MLS Cup play-off’s is obviously the ultimate goal for Adrian Heath‘s Lions this season but what next?

Going global? Continue reading