Where will R. J. Allen & Stéfano Pinho fit in at Orlando City SC?

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It may have taken Orlando City SC longer than fellow MLS clubs this off-season but the first new faces are through the entry doors ahead of 2018.

Yesterday, Jason Kreis‘ Lions secured deals for both New York City FC full back R. J. Allen and Miami FC forward Stéfano Pinho. Continue reading

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

Sheffield-born pro becomes second Brit at Orlando City SC

Selected by Orlando City SC as the 20th pick (64th overall) in round three of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft yesterday, the Lions have a new British player on board – Danny Deakin.

The 23-year-old Sheffield-born pro arrives in Central Florida having spent last season at NASL outfit Detroit City and now becomes the second Brit on Orlando City SC‘s 2017 first team roster. Continue reading

5 things you didn’t know about Orlando City SC’s Donny Toia

So MLS Expansion Draft day has come and gone but Orlando City SC have secured their first new signing of the off-season and his name is Donny Toia.

With Jason Kreis‘ Lions signing Toia from Atlanta United in exchange for their natural first-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, the left back is an immediate replacement for Mikey Ambrose who joined Gerardo Martino’s side yesterday. 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 select duo in 2016 MLS SuperDraft First Round

Orlando City SC’s summer recruitment drive currently stands at five new arrivals for Adrian Heath’s team after Richie Laryea and Hadji Barry were selected in the First Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

Laryea and Barry were the Lions’ seventh and thirteenth picks respectively with the former player belonging to Generation Adidas having developed at the University of Akron. Continue reading

Hall’s replacement sealed as 26-year-old signs with Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC have moved to strengthen their goalkeeping department after the Lions completed a trade for Toronto FC goalkeeper Joe Bendik in return for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in the 2017 edition of the MLS SuperDraft.

Arriving to compete with Earl Edwards Jr, the 26-year-old Marietta, Georgia native made 73 league appearances for the Canadian side between 2013 and 2015 while turning out for the Portland Timbers before that. Continue reading