Tag Archives: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monday Musings: Orlando painted purple, Rep. Edwards op-ed and Governor Scott’s PR problems

Katy Burnett is on assignment this week in Tallahassee.  This weekend was Orlando City SC’s first MLS game. I attended the first MLS game for both the now defunct Tampa Bay Mutiny and (Fort Lauderdale) Fusion FC. Those two clubs are the only two MLS teams to ever go out of business in the league’s […]