City Will Select First in Expansion Draft and MLS SuperDraft

Orlando City won the day in the Expansion Priority Draft today, and will select first in both the Expansion Draft and the MLS SuperDraft.

“We’ve got a lot of good young players but we don’t have any MLS experience,” said OCSC Head Coach Adrian Heath. “We think we’re going to get one or two players that will help us straight away. We’re going to need as much experience as possible.”

Orlando City’s card came out of the hopper, giving Heath the first selection, and he chose the Expansion Draft, which will take place Dec. 10. New York City FC coach Jason Kreis opted for the allocation priority with his team’s pick, giving Heath the top spot in the SuperDraft.

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What Can We Expect from Orlando City’s Inaugural MLS Season?

As Orlando City fans, we’ve grown accustomed to winning trophies over the past four seasons. The Lions have captured two playoff championships (2011, 2013) and three regular season titles (2011, 2012 and 2014) in that short span of time.

That’s a lot of hardware in a short period.

However, if the club is going to continue collecting shiny new objects for the trophy case, it is going to have to buck the trend of recent expansion history.

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Orlando City is MLS Bound

This is the first in what I hope will be a long series of posts about Orlando City Soccer Club. Enjoy it at your own risk.

By now you’ve no doubt heard that our beloved Orlando City Soccer Club is leaving the USL Pro ranks and is the 21st member of Major League Soccer.

Huzzah! We did it, you guys!

The club has sadly bade farewell to many players who have helped build the club to this level—guys like Miguel Gallardo, Dennis Chin, Jamie Watson and many others, who should long be remembered by OCSC fans for their contributions. Sometimes to be successful you have to leave behind your past and so it is with Orlando City.

The new guard is still largely to be determined, but the club has secured its first designated player in Brazilian star Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leici, more commonly known as Kaká.

Others coming along for the ride include midfielder Kevin Molino, 2014 USL PRO Golden Boot winner, fellow midfielders Darwin Cerén, and Estrela, and defenders Rafael Ramos, Tommy Redding, and Tyler Turner.

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