Today was a pretty good day to be an Orlando City supporter.
Joey DeZart (@OrlandoCitySC)
Orlando City signed the 2nd round draft pick today to add depth to the midfield. This is a huge testament to his character and ability as it is tough to come out of college and compete in the MLS, especially when you're viewed as a 2nd round pick. I'm excited to see how he does in his time on the field this season.
San Antonio (@SanAntonioFC)
Orlando City played their last preseason scrimmage today against the USL team and came out of it 2-1 winners with goals from Tesho and Mueller. As we are so close to the start of the season, one can presume that the starting lineup for this game will be the one we see on Saturday. With that in mind, today's starting lineup was: Gallese, Miller, Jansson, Carlos, Ruan, Urso, Mendez, Michel, Pereyra, Mueller, Akindele. I'd say definitely expect that front 3 to start and maybe we'll see one change in the rest of the lineup (either Jansson or Mendez for Schlegel or Uri). Here's Mueller's goal in the game.
Personal News (@me)
I announced today that I would be the Orlando City beat writer for VAVEL USA. This will n no way change what I'm doing on the blog or podcast so expect to read my ramblings on here still. To be honest, I wasn't expecting the response I got today when I announced the news so a massive thank you goes out to everyone for their continued support and interaction.
'Til next time, this has been Gavin Rushnell and #VamosOrlando