Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Orlando City prepares for 2014 with eye on 2015 in MLS
September 13th, 2013 5:49PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  usl

MOST COMMENTED

[USL PRO] Orlando City, the 2013 USL PRO champion, is already making plans for the 2014 with an eye on the possibility of entering MLS a year after that. Four players are already under contract for the 2014 season and three more have been offered contracts.

“I honestly believe in a year’s time we will be in Major League Soccer, and that step is the big one,” said Orlando City coach Adrian Heath. We are preparing a squad that consists of players who we believe might make the jump with us.”

Players currently under contract for the 2014 season include forward Dennis Chin, midfielders Jamie Watson and James O’Connor and defender Rob Valentino. O’Connor was promoted to player/coach while Ian Fuller, a player/coach for the past three seasons, will become a full-time assistant coach.

Players who have received new offers include midfielder Anthony Pulis, defender Luke Boden and goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo. Orlando City is also in discussions with midfielders Adama Mbengue, Kevin Molino and Bryan Burke (pending full recovery of leg injury) to potentially return in 2014.

“We have very high long-term expectations at our club and aim to continually improve each season.  The players returning here will have to perform better in 2014,” Heath continued. “Whilst winning the championship is very satisfying, some of the regular season performances were unacceptable to the standards we require at the club.”


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. U-17s drop second straight game    
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-17 national team dropped its second game in two days at ...
Zusi celebrates his first post-World Cup goal     
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi scored his second ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 20] In case anyone had forgotten, the Galaxy is still to be reckoned with. ...
Galaxy turns out lights on Sounders    
[MLS: Monday] The power went out at CenturyLink Field in the second minute, and as far ...
What They're Saying: Louis van Gaal    
"When there is success, you have a very good squad, and now I have to follow ...
College soccer returns on NSCAATV    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The "NSCAA College Soccer Special presented by Continental Tire" will return for ...
Ibrahimovic scores wonder goal in Hong Kong    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the summer off because Sweden missed the World Cup, but ...
Sweet goal from Lewandowski as Bayern preps for U.S. tour     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazos] Bayern Munich, which faces the MLS All-Stars Aug. 6, has been getting some ...
2014 PDL All-Conference Teams    
[AWARDS] Golden Boot winner Dzenan Catic (16 goals) is among three Michigan Bucks players named to ...
Julian Green is happy where he is    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Should he stay or should he go? At 19 and still without any Bundesliga ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives