Whatever happened to… former Orlando City SC man Bryan Róchez?

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It’s been a long while since we ran one of these features but we thought we’d serve you another helping of our ‘Whatever Happened To?’ blogs.

Last questioning the whereabouts of ex-Lions striker Adam Bedell, today we’re providing an update on former Orlando City SC Designated Player Bryan Róchez.

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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

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

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

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

22-year-old’s arrival boosts Orlando City SC’s British influence



Orlando City B‘s 2017 roster was extended even further on Tuesday as Anthony Pulis’ Lions completed deals to sign English ace Paul Clowes, not to mention Ben Polk, Austin Martz and Jordan Schweitzer.

Pending full confirmation from both USL and U.S. Soccer, the foursome’s arrival at Orlando City Stadium follows the signatures of Zach Carroll, Scott Thomsen and Fernando Timbó last week. Continue reading