Author Archives: Mike Gramajo

Orlando City sets date for inaugural MLS game

Orlando City will play their inaugural MLS game at home on Week 1 of the 2015 season. Continue reading »

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Orlando City’s Yordany Alvarez retires from professional soccer

Orlando City’s second MLS signing Yordany Alvarez announced his retirement from professional soccer after suffering concussion in June. Continue reading »

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Orlando City’s Molino breaks single-season USL Pro scoring record

By MIKE GRAMAJO Kevin Molino made Orlando City Soccer Club history when he agreed to be the club’s first Major League Soccer signing. Now he can add the single-season USL Pro scoring record to his list of accomplishments. Molino, who now … Continue reading »

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Orlando City Notes: Robinho move to Orlando hits snag; New Citrus Bowl renderings; and more

By MIKE GRAMAJO SANFORD, Fla. — Orlando City Soccer Club’s acquisition of AC Milan forward Robinho may have run into a brick wall. According to reports in Italy, Robinho’s move to Orlando City from Milan is more than likely doubtful. Milan CEO Adriano … Continue reading »

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Orlando City takes action against fan misconduct, creates fan advisory council

By MIKE GRAMAJO Orlando City Soccer Club may not be in Major League Soccer just yet, but their march to a safer fan experience took another step on Monday. In a letter issued to fans, club President Phil Rawlins announced the … Continue reading »

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NASL/USL Pro Ticker: Wynalda to step down; Cosmos sign El Salvador international; and more

By MIKE GRAMAJO After one season, Eric Wynalda is stepping down as head coach of the Atlanta Silverbacks. The club announced on Friday that the former United States Men’s National Team star and current Fox Sports analyst will end his tenure … Continue reading »

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FIFA lifts Nigerian Football Federation suspension

By MIKE GRAMAJO FIFA has decided to lift the Nigerian Football Federation’s international ban, it announced Friday. The suspension was lifted because “statutory order has been reinstated at the NFF and the legitimate bodies reinstalled,” FIFA said in a statement. Nigeria’s … Continue reading »

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Orlando City Notes: Kaka nearly signed for RBNY; envisions MLS as a top league; and more

Kaka introduced himself to the national media, saying that he was convinced by the “project” at Orlando City and envisioned MLS to one day become a top league in global soccer Continue reading »

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Orlando City introduces Kaka as first DP signing

Orlando City officially introduced their first Designated Player, Brazilian midfielder Kaka, signing him to a three-year contract. Continue reading »

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Orlando City coach Heath on Kaka: ‘We hope we can get it done’

By MIKE GRAMAJO While much credit can be attributed to owners Flavio Augusto da Silva and Phil Rawlins for luring Brazilian star Ricardo Kaka to Orlando City SC as the club’s first Designated Player, the credit could soon be given … Continue reading »

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Orlando City release updated stadium renderings

By MIKE GRAMAJO ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando City Soccer Club fans now have a better picture of what their future home will look like. The team unveiled new renderings for its downtown soccer-specific stadium on Tuesday afternoon. The stadium is … Continue reading »

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Orlando City’s USL franchise to rebrand, relocate to Louisville

By MIKE GRAMAJO After months of negotiations between Orlando City president Phil Rawlins and minority owner Wayne Estopinal, Orlando’s USL Pro franchise is officially relocating to Kentucky. Louisville City FC is expected to begin play in 2015. Estiponal, a Louisville … Continue reading »

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