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Orlando City to own, operate USL franchise in 2016

Orlando City to own, operate USL franchise in 2016

Orlando City is going back to the USL. No, the Lions won’t be playing once again in the third tier of professional soccer in the U.S., but they will be bringing a USL franchise back to the Central Florida region.  Orlando City is in plans to launch, own and operate its own USL franchise beginning next season, multiple team sources with direct knowledge of the plan told the Orlando Sentinel. The club confirmed the news in a release on Tuesday afternoon. "Today is yet another significant milestone in the upward growth of Orlando City," Tim Holt, the club's vice president of development, said in a statement. "Fielding USL and MLS teams are not mutually...

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