Twitter reacts to… Orlando City SC’s 2017 protected player list

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As I’m sure most of you are aware now, Major League Soccer requests that clubs release protected player lists at the end of each campaign and Orlando City SC did just that yesterday.

With the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft set to take place on December 12th with new boys Los Angeles FC looking to build their inaugural 2018 roster, they won’t be able to get their hands on these 11 Lions stars. Continue reading

Twitter reacts to… Orlando City SC’s 2017 end-of-season roster update

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So yesterday, Orlando City SC officially announced their updated first team roster following the end of the 2017 Major League Soccer campaign.

Serving as explicit evidence as to who is staying, potentially remaining and leaving ahead of 2018, there were a few surprise names in the ‘option not exercised’ column. Continue reading

New 2017 Orlando City SC squad numbers leaked in friendly



So Orlando City SC ran out 3-1 winners over Saint Louis FC in the first unofficial fixture at Orlando City Stadium yesterday with Kaká (who else!) the first goalscorer at our new facility.

The friendly taught us a few things but one eye-catching factor was the new squad numbers worn by the Lions’ off-season arrivals and those players switching things up for 2017. Continue reading

Orlando City SC on FIFA 17: Ratings & stats lowdown

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With the hugely anticipated FIFA 17 set for worldwide release on Thursday September 29th, football fans have been busy trawling the internet to see how their favourite stars have been ranked in the game.

Major League Soccer has been included in FIFA releases for a long while now and naturally, we wanted to take a sneak peek at just how Orlando City SC stack up in 2016. Continue reading

7 Orlando City SC new boys feature in latest FIFA 16 update



If you’re an avid fan of FIFA 16, you’ll be delighted to know that SEVEN new Orlando City SC off-season signings have now been added to the Lions’ squad in the game.

A free roster update landed on Thursday February 4th and with this update including all the January deadline day transfers in Europe, clubs in Major League Soccer have received a refresh too. Continue reading

Scottish stopper becomes first ever Orlando City B goalkeeper



Anthony Pulis’ Orlando City B have finally signed the first goalkeeper of the club’s fledgling history as 25-year-old Scottish stopper Mark Ridgers arrived this week.

Joining defender / midfielder Andrew Ribeiro as OCB’s latest signings, Pulis’ roster is starting to take shape with 13 names making it up at present, plus player transition from Adrian Heath’s first team of course. Continue reading

New squad numbers allocated for 5 Orlando City SC signings



With just over ONE month to go until Orlando City SC’s second ever Major League Soccer campaign begins, five of the Lions’ off-season purchases have now officially received their new squad numbers.

Canadian youngster Richie Laryea will wear squad number 6 after Adrian Heath claimed this past week that he’s already seen a bit of Kevin Molino in the Lions’ 7th MLS SuperDraft selection. Continue reading

Orlando City SC complete signing of Honduras U20 captain

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There’s another new face in the Orlando City SC squad after Honduras Under-20 international captain Devron García signed with the Lions today, as reported by the club’s official website.

Arriving at the Citrus Bowl from C.D. Victoria in his Central American homeland, García becomes the second Honduran national in Adrian Heath’s squad with Bryan Rochez having arrived last season. Continue reading

Orlando City SC make two more additions in 2016 MLS SuperDraft



Orlando City SC’s summer recruitment drive currently stands at seven new faces after Antonio Matarazzo and Tobenna Uzo were selected as the Lions’ next picks in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

Selected in the third and fourth rounds, 22-year-old midfielder Matarazzo arrives from Columbia University while 21-year-old Nigerian striker Tobenna Uzo checks in from Coastal Carolina. Continue reading