Orlando City Wiretap

Orlando City Reject $10 Million Bid For Daryl Dike

Mar 12, 2021 11:44 PM

Orlando City reportedly rejected a $10 million bid for striker Daryl Dike, currently on-loan at Barnsley.

The bid was from one of the Premier League's "Big Six" teams, according to BBC.

Orlando continues to receive offers for the 20-year-old striker.

Barnsley have an option to purchase 80 percent of Dike's rights for $20 million. 

Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

Tags: Orlando City, Transfer Rumor

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Orlando City SC Officially Sign Alexandre Pato

Feb 13, 2021 7:14 PM

Orlando City SC officially announced the signing of Alexandre Pato on Saturday.

The 31-year-old will sign a one-year contract with Orlando.

“We are very excited to welcome Pato to Orlando. He’s a veteran player who has featured at some of the top clubs around the world and has a proven track record at the international level. The experience that Pato brings with him will be invaluable to the Club,” said Orlando City EVP of Soccer Operations Luiz Muzzi. 

 

Pato has scored 160 goals over 398 matches through his career. 

Orlando City SC

Tags: Orlando City, Signing

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Orlando City Owner Looking To Sell Team For $400 Million

Oct 18, 2020 12:54 PM

Orlando City owner Flavio da Silva is reportedly looking to sell the team for $400 million before the 2021 season.

Da Silva initially acquired the franchise for $70 million, with the team receiving a $295 million valuation last year.

It is unclear whether other assets, including a NWSL side and USL team, would be included as part of the deal.

“Sources have characterized the soccer investment by da Silva as just that — an investment and business transaction where he could eventually turn a profit. In other words, da Silva wasn’t getting involved in the league for the long-haul,” reported SportsBusiness in May 2019. 

As.com

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Three MLS Matches Postponed Due To COVID-19

Oct 10, 2020 9:56 PM

The MLS postponed matches between the Colorado Rapids and the L.A. Galaxy, the Columbus Crew against the Orlando City, and FC Dallas versus Minnesota due to COVID-19.

The Rapids have had four straight matches postponed due to COVID-19.

12 staff members and 5 players from the Rapids have tested positive since September 24th.

Two cases were confirmed in the Crew's staff, with two Loons players also testing positive. 

ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, Minnesota United, Orlando City, Injury

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Portland Beats Orlando 2-1, Wins MLS Is Back Tournament

Aug 12, 2020 1:24 PM

The Portland Timbers defeated Orlando City 2-1 to win the MLS is Back Tournament.

Larrys Mabiala scored for the Timbers in the 27th minute to take a 1-0 lead while Mauricio Pereyra equalized for Orlando in the 39th minute. Dario Zuparic scored the match winner in the 66th minute for Portland.

The Timbers receive a guaranteed spot in the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League along with a nice return of prize money to the tune of $300,000.

ESPN

Tags: Orlando City, Portland Timbers

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MLS To Restart Season In Home Markets On August 12th

Aug 9, 2020 1:45 PM

MLS will restart its season in home markets on August 12th.

The league also announced that 18 teams will make the playoffs this season.

The MLS Cup final will take place on December 12th.

Each side will play 18 more matches for a 23-game regular season.

A "majority" of matches will be held without fans, though the league is working with local governments to have limited capacity for certain games.

Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta United, Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, Cincinnati, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles FC, LA Galaxy, Inter Miami, Minnesota United, Montreal Impact, Nashville SC, New York Red Bulls, New York City FC, Orlando City, Philadelphia Union, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, IQ

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MLS Extends Training Ban Through March 27th

Mar 21, 2020 2:15 PM

MLS extended their ban on first-team training through March 27th.

"During this time, MLS players are expected to remain in each club's respective market and have been advised to exercise safe social distancing measures. At this time, team training facilities may only be accessed for physical therapy purposes at the direction of club medical staff to ensure adherence to safety protocols," released the league in a statement.

The MLS season has been suspended until at least May 10th.

The league is unsure of exactly when their moratorium for training will be lifted.

Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta United, Austin FC, Chicago Fire, Cincinnati, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles FC, LA Galaxy, Inter Miami, Minnesota United, Montreal Impact, Nashville SC, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, New York City FC, Orlando City, Philadelphia Union, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Injury

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MLS Suspends Season Through May 10th

Mar 19, 2020 1:00 PM

MLS announced that they will extend their league suspension through May 10th.

The league said they were focused on finishing the season.

"MLS remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December, as the league did prior to the 2019 season. The league is also identifying other available dates," released the league in a statement.

The league could extend the MLS Cup into December to make extra room for matches.

Players are allowed to return to training on March 20th.

Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta United, Austin FC, Chicago Fire, Cincinnati, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles FC, LA Galaxy, Inter Miami, Minnesota United, Montreal Impact, Nashville SC, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, New York City FC, Orlando City, Philadelphia Union, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, IQ

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MLS, Players Association Reach Agreement On New CBA

Feb 6, 2020 12:23 PM

Major League Soccer and MLS Players Association have come to terms on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The new deal will last 5 years.

"As we prepare to celebrate our 25th season, we are very pleased to finalize a new five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement with our players. This agreement addresses key strategic priorities for the league and our players while also retaining the basic player compensation structure that has been the foundation for the growth and stability of Major League Soccer," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber.

Some new agreements include an increase in average salary, a decrease in Targeted Allocation Money, a share of the league's new media starts in 2023 and 2024, and charter flights. 

Jeff Carlisle/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta United, Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles FC, LA Galaxy, Inter Miami, Minnesota United, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, New York City FC, Orlando City, Philadelphia Union, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, IQ

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Oscar Pareja Named New Manager Of Orlando City

Dec 4, 2019 1:04 PM

Orlando City named Oscar Pareja as their new manager.

Pareja, who made his name with FC Dallas, was most recently fired by Tijuana.

Orlando City have never made the playoffs in their 5 seasons.

Jeff Carlilse/ESPN

Tags: FC Dallas, Orlando City, IQ

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Orlando City Fire Manager James O'Connor

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Nani Signs Designated Player Deal With Orlando City
Nani signed a 3-year deal with Orlando City.

Charles Boehm/MLS Soccer

Kaka Announces Retirement At Age 35
Kaka is the last player other than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or.

Reuters

Report: Orlando City Already Discussing 16-17 Contract With Zlatan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract with Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire after the current season.

Andy Edwards/ProSoccerTalk

Orlando City Interested In Signing Chicharito
Chicharito hasn't received consistent playing time during his loan from Manchester United at Real Madrid.

Grant Wahl/Sports Illustrated

Orlando City Interested In Chicharito
Chicharito has been used sparingly for Real Madrid while on loan from Manchester United.

Simon Jones/Daily Mail