Orlando City signs 17-year-old Turner
[MLS 2015] Orlando City has signed 17-year-old defender Tyler Turner to a multi-year deal as its younger player for the 2014 USL PRO season and
2015 MLS launch. Turner is a member of the U.S. under-18 national team and attends IMG Academy.
“We liked what we saw from him, not only when he was with the national team, but also
throughout the preseason with us,” said Orlando coach Adrian Heath. “One of the things that we noticed straight away was how comfortable he is on
the ball. For our defenders, that’s almost a required trait so we’re delighted to have him with us.”
Turner was brought into the Orlando City camp at the beginning of
the 2014 preseason from nearby Bradenton. He played in friendlies against the Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact.
Turner first moved to Florida from Connecticut to attend the U.S. U-17
Residency Program in Bradenton.
“Considering the circumstances, I thought Tyler did very well against the MLS clubs,” added Heath. “He can certainly make a living out of
football, as long as he continues to do the right things and dedicate himself to the game.”
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily MLS clubs in position to outdo Mexican rivals Oct. 20, 8:47 p.m. |
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The group stage of the Concacaf Champions League concludes with Week 6 with ... What They're Saying: India Premier League Oct. 20, 8:19 p.m.
"Heaven has gained a defensive midfielder; apart from the hard tackles and the breaking up of ... Bielsa sits on cup of coffee Oct. 20, 8:08 p.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Not everything is going right for Marseille's coach Marcelo Bielsa, whose ... U.S. under-14 girls national team roster Oct. 20, 6:34 p.m.
[CARSON CAMP] Head coach April Kater has called up 35 players (with one more to be ... What They Saying: Emilie Jacquot Oct. 20, 5:43 p.m.
"It is unanimously positive. The FIFA scandal had an excellent impact on our brand awareness." -- ... On-fire Lee Nguyen hits golazo against Dynamo Oct. 20, 5:28 p.m.
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Lee Nguyen scored both goals in the New England ... Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard Oct. 20, 3:21 a.m.
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 1 Washington jumped out to a 2-0 lead at San Diego State after ... 'Caps qualify for first time, three U.S. spots taken Oct. 20, 2:09 a.m.
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Vancouver qualified for the Concacaf Champions League for the first time when Saturday's ... Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard Oct. 20, 1:09 a.m.
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] A goal in each half from Michaela Dooley and Stuart Pope gave Kentucky a ... The Good, The Bad -- and Lionel Messi Oct. 20, 12:15 a.m.
[EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL] A hat trick was not enough for Sergio Aguero, while Cristiano Ronaldo ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives