Category Orlando City SC

US Soccer “war” temporary truce – how it impacts Florida

Five of Florida’s six men’s pro soccer clubs were impacted directly by the ongoing United States Soccer Federation (USSF) sanctioning saga at the lower division level the past three months. In the end the North American Soccer League (NASL) the long-standing USSF-sanctioned Division 2 has lost full sanctioning and now is a provisionally sanctioned D2, […]

Tampa Bay Rowdies sign Orlando City SC legend and fan favorite Luke Boden

The I-4 derby just got more interesting.  The Tampa Bay Rowdies signed Luke Boden an English left back who had played every season of Orlando City SC’s existence with the club. Boden’s signing with the Rowdies means they have essentially swapped left backs with Orlando City after PC went the other way earlier this week.  From […]

Orlando City signs Fort Lauderdale’s Lion tamer PC

Orlando City SC replaced the released Lion original Luke Boden on Wednesday by signing Victor ‘PC’ Giro to a four-year contract. As someone who first covered and then worked with “PC” during his stint in Fort Lauderdale, I am thrilled for him personally. PC spent the later portion of the 2016 NASL season with Tampa Bay […]

New Project – Florida soccer, Orlando, Tampa Bay and Fort Lauderdale from 2011 to 2017

More details to come in the near future but I am launching a project in the next month (subject to legal restrictions) that will compare and contrast the fortunes of the three long-term Florida professional soccer clubs – The Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Orlando City SC and Tampa Bay Rowdies. In late 2010, the NASL/USL split […]

Orlando City SC and referee calls & non-calls

Officiating in Pro Soccer at all levels has been under the microscope in this young season for MLS, NASL and USL. An increase in red cards and “reversal” of calls or non-calls during the week has raised the discussion of referees to a fever pitch. In the middle of all of this has been Orlando […]

Orlando soccer coverage is moving

Starting next Tuesday, coverage of The Orlando Pride, Orlando City SC, Orlando City B and other soccer events in Central Florida will be moving over to Orlando-Rising.com  Bookmark the site for its outstanding political, sports and entertainment coverage today!    

Orlando to host Copa America matches next summer after controversy fades

Orlando was named as one of ten host cities for the Copa America Centenario which will be held in the United States next summer. Copa America is the continental championship for South America. The hundredth anniversary Copa America being held outside the region raised eyebrows when it was announced in 2013. The tournament was in serious […]