Orlando ready to welcome Copa America, but eyeing 2026 World Cup bid

As it stands, the Copa America Centenario is one month away from kicking off, and Orlando will have the pleasure to host a select amount of games at Camping World Stadium this summer. With marquee international players such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ricardo Kaká expected to play in the 100-year-0ld tournament, Orlando City president…

Kaká to take new role with Orlando City

LAKE MARY — Orlando City head coach Adrian Heath spoke about the possibility of seeing team captain Ricardo Kaká play more up the field this upcoming season after a preseason friendly earlier this week. On Friday, the Orlando City head coach confirmed that possibility is something he’s put some thought into this week as the club is less than…

Orlando Pride inaugural NWSL games announced

Alex Morgan will make her return to Portland, only this time sporting purple during the National Women’s Soccer League opening games in April. The Orlando Pride will begin its inaugural NWSL season at Providence Park when it takes on the Portland Thorns on Sunday, April 17 . Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. EST. The Pride…

Orlando City SC names David Longwell as new academy director

Orlando City SC looks to solidify its academy level’s leadership with its most recent hiring. The club announced the hiring of David Longwell as the new academy director on Wednesday. Longwell, pending authorization to work in the U.S., will report directly to OCSC founder and president Phil Rawlins. “David is a great addition to our club,” Rawlins…

Orlando City SC launches #FillTheBowlAgain campaign

Almost one year after Orlando City Soccer Club packed the Orlando Citrus Bowl with more than 62,000 fans during its inaugural Major League Soccer game, the Lions announced on Tuesday they’re aiming to do it again by launching the #FillTheBowlAgain campaign. “I can’t think of a more fitting way to kick off our farewell tour at the Citrus…

Orlando City SC to play entire 2016 season at Citrus Bowl, downtown stadium set to open in 2017

Orlando City announced Wednesday it will play its entire 2016 Major League Soccer season at the Orlando Citrus Bowl, forgoing its original plan of playing in its downtown soccer-specific stadium later this year. Orlando City SC founder and president Phil Rawlins  cites construction delays for the announcement. “Unfortunately, stadium construction is taking a little longer than…