Orlando City SC

As a vibrant club that has been electrifying the field since 2015, Orlando City SC has proven that it can make the Sunshine State roar with pride. Their leap into Major League Soccer marked a new era in Florida sports, creating a legacy filled with thrilling encounters, dynamic players, and an ever-passionate fanbase.

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Lions on the Prowl: Player Passages

Orlando City SC has been graced by talents that have previously prowled some of the world’s most revered soccer fields. Brek Shea, who honed his skills at Stoke City in the English Premier League, left a lasting impression on the team’s flanks. Star forward Dom Dwyer gained invaluable experience at Sporting Kansas City before returning to Orlando, where he first made his professional mark.

Yet, it was Brazilian legend Kaká who became the face of Orlando City SC. The former FIFA World Player of the Year and AC Milan star brought a level of skill and professionalism that helped put Orlando City on the map.

Paws Out: Rivalries Inside and Outside MLS

On the field, sparks fly during the Sunshine State’s very own derby – a fiery clash with in-state rivals Inter Miami CF. Every encounter with Atlanta United FC, dubbed the “Southeastern Showdown,” also promises nail-biting action.

Beyond the league, Orlando City’s fierce face-offs against Liga MX’s Santos Laguna during the Leagues Cup 2019 served up exciting drama that fans still talk about.

Pride of the Pride: The Exploria Stadium

There’s no better place to feel the pulse of the game than the Exploria Stadium. Whether you’re a long-time supporter or new to the pride, there’s a perfect spot for you.

The Wall, priced around $35, is a general admission section that stands steep and vibrant. This is where the most passionate supporters, including the Iron Lion Firm and The Ruckus, gather to belt out chants and create an electrifying atmosphere.

For an excellent pitch view without stretching your budget too much, the Midfield East and West sections, priced around $60, are an excellent choice.

If luxury is what you’re after, the Audi Sport Club, with prices around $110, offers exclusive club access, complimentary food and beverages, and some of the most comfortable seating in the house.

The Roar Awaits

Grabbing your ticket to an Orlando City SC game is the first step in joining a community of passionate supporters. But, an Orlando City match offers more than just the thrill of the game – it’s about the pride you feel when the Lions score, the adrenaline rush as you join fellow fans in song, and the lasting memories created with every match.

So, why wait? Secure your seat and immerse yourself in the rich tradition, vibrant culture, and exhilarating world of Orlando City SC. Come and roar with pride – you won’t regret it.

What is Next?

  • Club Mascot: The team’s official mascot is Kingston, a lion with a mane that features the colors of the Orlando City SC logo.
  • Record Holder: Orlando City SC holds the record for the highest-attended soccer match in Florida. They drew a crowd of 62,510 people to the Citrus Bowl for their first MLS match in 2015.
  • Phil Rawlins: One of the team’s founders, Phil Rawlins, also previously owned a stake in Stoke City, a Premier League team in England. This connection has led to friendly matches between the two clubs.
  • Women’s Team: Orlando City SC also has a successful women’s team, the Orlando Pride, which competes in the National Women’s Soccer League and shares Exploria Stadium as a home field. Some of the top names in women’s soccer, such as Alex Morgan, have played for the team.
  • Youth Academy: Orlando City SC operates a Youth Soccer Academy that has teams from the U-12 level up to the U-19 level. The Academy is dedicated to finding and developing the next generation of soccer stars.
  • Community Engagement: The Orlando City Foundation is heavily involved in community initiatives, particularly those that promote physical activity, healthy nutrition, and education for children.
  • Symbolic Logo: The team’s logo is packed with symbolism. The lion represents the team’s ambition to be the kings of the MLS, while the sun has 21 rays, representing that Orlando City SC was the 21st team in the MLS.
  • Brazilian Influence: The Brazilian influence in the team is strong, not just with players like Kaká, but also because one of their main owners, Flavio Augusto da Silva, is Brazilian. This has led to a significant Brazilian fanbase for the team.