Orlando City SC
Orlando City Soccer Club is also known as Orlando City SC, it is an American professional soccer club based in Orlando, Florida that competes as a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer (MLS). Orlando City SC began to play in 2015, the first MLS franchise located in the state of Florida.The first team that had in Orlando was the Orlando Lions which is founded in 1985 and ends 1990. Orlando Lions compete in the ASL for the three season until its ceasing operations. They founded a new Orlando Lions team that would compete from 1992-1996 in the USISL.
On October 25, 2010, Phil Rawlins together with his investor group of Orlando City Soccer Club announced their intentions of joining the MSL within next three to five years. Orlando City met the Commissioner Don Garber and the League officials concerning the expansion of joining the MSL. A long discussion has been made and preparations before it have finalized. Rawlins told the Orlando Business Journal, that the team could get into the Major League Soccer (MSL) approval as early as late 2013, and be ready to play in the league by 2014 or 2015.
Orlando City SC was announced on November 19, 2013, as the league’s twenty-first franchise. The team revealed their logo on May 13, 2014. And on June 9, 2014, they announced the partnership with Benfica. As part of the partnership, Estrela and Rafaela Ramos signed to be part of the team and Kaka as their Designated Player. Also, Adrian Health signed a contract extension committing to the club through to the end of the 2017 MLS season. As the expansion of the team, Orlando chooses Cycle Larin a former Connecticut Huskies.
The team Orlando City SC hosted their first MLS game at Citrus Bowl on 2015 against New York City FC. They had their first victory against Houston Dynamo with a 1-0 score.