Orlando City Soccer Club kicks off new season at Florida Citrus Bowl
Sunday, April 14 – Orlando City Soccer Club vs. Rochester Rhinos
Florida Citrus Bowl
1610 E. Church St.
Orlando soccer fans continue to come out of the woodwork as our hometown USL team, Orlando City, kicks off its third season – and it should prove no different than the previous successful two. That’s especially true when returning head coach Adrian Heath, quoted last month, says they’re “the strongest squad I’ve had in six years in the United States.” Rightfully so, with vets like Irishman midfielder James O’Connor and fan-favorite forward Jamie Watson providing stability on the field. Not to mention the team’s new partnership with Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City, bringing the team a step closer to receiving its own MLS bid. There are even a few surprises for fans off the field, including you loud-and-proud Orlando City Ultras. A new MetroPCS Concert Series brings a lineup of local bands – Posterra, Empire Theory, A Brilliant Lie and others – to play at the Citrus Bowl before each home game. And because what are sports without tailgating, OW will throw pre-game tailgate parties throughout the season, where you’ll be sure to enjoy plenty of food and adult beverages. – Aimee Vitek