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

Twitter reacts to… Orlando City SC signing Jonathan Spector



Addressing a key area of weakness, Orlando City SC completed the noteworthy signature of United States international Jonathan Spector on Tuesday evening (UK time).

The versatile 30-year-old defender joins after mutually agreeing his departure from Birmingham City with the Illnois-native capable of playing at centre back, right back or in defensive midfield. Continue reading

What can we expect from Orlando City B’s three new signings?



The first components of a new-look Orlando City B roster for 2017 were recruited yesterday as Anthony Pulis‘ side completed deals to sign defenders Zach CarrollScott Thomsen and Fernando Timbó.

Now Lions stars pending final sign off from both USL and U.S. Soccer, the trio’s arrivals follow on from extensive roster cuts made exactly a month ago. Continue reading