Has Orlando City SC made the final step to joining MLS?

August 8th, 2013

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After a long 12 year wait, Major League Soccer may finally be returning to Florida.

According to The Orlando Sentinel, Central Florida’s two top mayors have agreed to a deal that could put a new soccer-specific stadium downtown and bring an MLS franchise to Orlando.

Orlando City SC needed a crucial $20 million — which has been committed to in this deal — to be able to build the stadium. As long as everything is finalized without issues, it seems almost certain that OCSC will be one of the four expansion teams MLS plans to have by the 2020 season.

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Orlando has often been discussed as the place for MLS to make its return to Florida since the now-defunct Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny bowed out after the 2001 season. This deal could make that dream a reality.

Of course, nothing is set in stone, and the agonizing wait continues a bit longer while for OCSC and their fans. The finish line, however, is certainly in sight.

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    Three lions huh
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    Great news for the southeast soccer development
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    I wonder if this will happen before a Miami based team. I hope not. Lol
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    FINALLY!!!
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    I cannot overstate my excitement. A true counterpart to NYCFC and its “money first, team and stadium and staff and...
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