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

STATS PREVIEW: Orlando City SC vs Miami FC – 14.06.2017

There’s a break from league play this Wednesday evening as Orlando City SC host fellow Floridian outfit Miami FC in the fourth round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Managed by Italian defensive legend Alessandro Nesta and co-owned by another in Paolo Maldini, the NASL franchise will view this local fixture like a final with just 3 hours, 50 minutes separating the sides via Florida’s Turnpike. Continue reading

5 things you didn’t know about Orlando City SC’s cup opponents Miami FC

Orlando City SC supporters can look forward to a novel fixture next week as Jason Kreis‘ Lions take on Miami FC for the very first time in the fourth round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Only founded in 2015, Alessandro Nesta’s Miami FC are an unknown quantity to many.

Not to be confused with David Beckham’s Miami Beckham United, Orlando City UK have listed FIVE things you didn’t know about our NASL opposition. 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

What role will Victor ‘PC’ Giro play for Orlando City SC?

In the week that Luke Boden confirmed his Orlando City SC exit by thanking Lions fans for six years of support, Jason Kreis‘ Lions signed extra cover at left back yesterday.

Indeed, 22-year-old Brazilian Victor Giro – otherwise known as ‘PC‘ – became Orlando City SC‘s fourth off-season arrival, penning a four-year contract at Orlando City Stadium. Continue reading

5 reasons Orlando City SC fans want to forget the #ORLvFTL game

It happened and now we must deal with it. Everybody connected with Orlando City SC will feel extremely flat today after Fort Lauderdale Strikers eliminated the Lions from the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup last night.

Going down 1-2 after extra-time, our Florida rivals’ winning goal came in the 120th minute courtesy of Brazilian midfielder PC. It was a knockout blow in every sense. Continue reading

STATS PREVIEW: Orlando City SC vs Fort Lauderdale Strikers – 29.06.2016

There is a break from regular season MLS play this Wednesday as Orlando City SC embark on a Round of Last 16 tie against Florida rivals Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Earning only their second clean sheet of 2016 when eliminating Jacksonville Armada 0-1 in the fourth round earlier this June, a quarter-final game against either Chicago Fire or Columbus Crew lies in wait for the winner of this one. Continue reading

PLAYER RATINGS: Jacksonville Armada vs Orlando City SC – 15.06.2016

Following a truly tragic week for the city of Orlando, at least Orlando City SC managed to provide a positive escape for at least 90 minutes with a 0-1 win last night.

Defeating Florida rivals Jacksonville Armada of NASL in the fourth round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Southern Oak Stadium, David Mateos struck the solitary goal in the second-half. Continue reading