Category Orlando City SC

Sorry Atlanta, Florida remains the soccer hub of the south

Atlanta United, the reigning champions of America’s men’s major league league have never lost to Orlando City SC in nine matches in multiple competitions. The most recent setback for the boys in purple took place Friday night, a 1-0 loss at Orlando City Stadium. This followed a similar setback in the US Open Cup Semifinal […]

Budalic departure should give Orlando City supporters some real hope

Orlando City SC has been a bit of a train wreck these past few seasons.  But the organization took a critical first step toward changing that and finally rewarding its worthy loyal supporters, for quite frankly delusional loyalty. Those fans have a new hope with the departure of General Manager Niki Budalic whose player personnel […]

Orlando City signs partnership with leading German football club

Orlando City SC are making more moves to try and elevate the level of both its men’s and women’s teams. OCSC has missed the MLS Playoffs four successive seasons while the women’s team, the Orlando Pride slipped in 2018 to a disappointing 7th place finish in NWSL.  The club has partnered with German club VfL […]

The needless race to the bottom of Orlando City SC in four short MLS seasons (with additional writer’s note)

Editors note: In order to bring more robust and diverse content to TFS we’re beginning to increase the number of posts of travel, history, weather and sports. This long-form piece on Orlando City SC, which is the byproduct of years of reporting is part of that effort.  In reference to this piece a number of individuals […]

Orlando vs Tampa Bay – The ultimate rivalry

The rivalry between Orlando City SC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies is the ultimate Florida contest with statewide supremacy and so much more on the line. Here is my 1,500 word soliloquy for Prost Amerika, a Seattle-based national soccer site that is known especially for its wall-to-wall coverage of the intense rivalries in the Cascadia […]

Audio: Historic cross-continent soccer tour begins next week in St Petersburg before heading to Orlando and points beyond

Steve Bernasconi, the longtime communications guru with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers (who also worked with me at the NASL in 2012 and 2013) is embarking on a historic cross-continent eight month journey to explore the sport and the culture around it. The tour is about soccer but so much more – the sport has attracted […]

Latest I-4 derby between Tampa Bay and Orlando set for March 25 in St Petersburg

The Tampa Bay Rowdies will open the 2017 United Soccer League season at home on Saturday, March 25 against Orlando City B at Al Lang Stadium in St Petersburg. USL announced today all 2017 home openers, which will be highlighted by the Rowdies match against Orlando. This will be the first renewal of the I-4 […]