Portuguese sports site A Bola is reporting that Benfica striker Yannick Djaló is looking to enter the January transfer market in search of a new club, with Orlando City being rumored his favored destination. There is already a solid relationship between Benfica and Orlando City, a partnership that has seen the American club bring over two young players on transfer from Portugal, as well as sending its players to train at the iconic European club.
Djaló began his career at rival Sporting, where he appeared 98 times and found the net 23 times. His time at Benfica has been dominated by injuries and loans to French club Toulouse and MLS side San Jose Earthquakes. His loan in MLS lasted 17 games and saw him score 3 times. He was also named MLS Player of the Week while stateside.
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We are still months away from MLS play, however that certainly is not keeping Orlando City quiet in the offseason. While much of the focus has been on the international break and the USMNT, the past week has seen an array of activity for the club and it’s players.
Kevin Molino Thrives with Soca Warriors
The Orlando star had an impressive week while on international duty with Trinidad & Tobago, who are in the midst of the Caribbean Cup. Hitting the back of the net three times in as many games, Molino has led his country to the cup final and a berth in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. A win in Tuesday’s final against host Jamaica will also clinch a spot in the 2016 Copa America. Continue reading Orlando City: The Week That Was
Orlando City’s coaching staff just got bigger and more experienced. Today, the club announced the addition of Mark Watson as assistant coach.
Watson joins Ian Fuller and goalkeeping Marcos Machado on Adrian Heath’s staff, bringing some much-needed MLS experience with him. He was head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes from June 7, 2013 to Oct. 15, 2014, posting a record of 17 wins, 20 losses and 14 draws in his time with the Quakes. He spent five seasons with San Jose in all, starting as an assistant in 2010 and becoming interim head coach when the club let Frank Yallop go in 2013.
“As we continue to build our squad heading into our MLS debut, we are thrilled to add a coach of Mark’s caliber and experience to our staff,” said Orlando City Head Coach Adrian Heath in the club’s press release. “Mark’s expertise complements our existing technical staff and we look forward to his contributions as we continue to build and prepare the team for our MLS debut.”
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