Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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
Video Pick: Dallas' Diaz slips it under the wall     
Mauro Diaz (Dallas), Ethan Finlay (Columbus), Kaka (Orlando City), Sebastian Lletget (Los Angeles) and Tyrone Mears ...
Bobby Wood to remain in German second division    
U.S. striker Bobby Wood has signed with Union Berlin, which finished seventh in the German second ...
TV Report: USA-Japan shatters U.S. soccer viewing record    
The USA's 5-2 victory over Japan in the 2015 Women's World Cup final averaged 25.4 million ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"Carli's performance was as good as any performance in a World Cup final by any man ...
Awards: Lloyd named top player, Solo top keeper    
Carli Lloyd, whose stunning hat trick led the USA to the Women's World Cup title with ...
Turning Points | It takes an entire team of stars    
In the end, Carli Lloyd was the star, scoring six of the USA's last nine goals ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"I just completely zoned out and dreamed of playing in a World Cup final and visualized ...
USA-Japan takeaways: 15ers peak at right time    
The adage of growing stronger as a tournament unfolds was borne out Sunday when the USA ...
NASL Weekend: Ottawa extends record shutout streak    
The Ottawa Fury opened the NASL fall season with a 2-0 win over Jacksonville Armada FC ...
USL Weekend: Switchbacks make it six in a row    
Miguel Gonzalez scored two second-half goals to lead the Colorado Springs Switchbacks to a 2-0 win ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives