Orlando City U-23
|Full name||Orlando City Under-23s|
|Founded||1998 (as Central Florida Lionhearts)|
|Stadium||Seminole Soccer Complex (Sanford)
Lake Mary, Florida
|Head Coach||Paul Shaw|
|League||USL Premier Development League|
Playoffs: Conference Semifinals
|Website||Club home page|
Orlando City U-23 is an American soccer team based in Lake Mary, Florida, United States. Founded in 1998, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Southeast Division of the Southern Conference. The team is part of the Orlando City Soccer Club youth development system, and play the majority of their home games at Seminole Soccer Complex (Sanford) in nearby Lake Mary, Florida.
The team's colors as the Kraze were blue, white and red, while they also occasionally wore forest green.
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The team was known as the Central Florida Lionhearts during their first year of existence. From 1999 to 2011, it was known as the Central Florida Kraze.
On November 30, 2011, Orlando City Soccer Club announced that it has purchased controlling interest in the Kraze, and would rename the club Orlando City U-23. The team also acquired a different youth club, Florida Soccer Alliance, and integrated them as Orlando City Youth Club to create a European-style development system.
Current roster 
As at May 10, 2013
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
* These players appeared on a game roster but haven't been announced as signed on the team's website. See footnote for first game in which they appeared.
Notable former players 
This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.
|Year||Division||League||Regular Season||Playoffs||Open Cup|
|1998||4||USISL PDSL||6th, Southeast||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|1999||4||USL PDL||3rd, Southeast||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2000||4||USL PDL||4th, Southeast||Did not qualify||1st Round|
|2001||4||USL PDL||4th, Southeast||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2002||4||USL PDL||3rd, Southeast||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2003||4||USL PDL||2nd, Southeast||Conference Semifinals||Did not qualify|
|2004||4||USL PDL||1st, Southeast||PDL Champions||Did not qualify|
|2005||4||USL PDL||2nd, Southeast||Conference Semifinals||Did not qualify|
|2006||4||USL PDL||2nd, Southeast||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2007||4||USL PDL||2nd, Southeast||Conference Semifinals||1st Round|
|2008||4||USL PDL||1st, Southeast||Conference Semifinals||Did not qualify|
|2009||4||USL PDL||6th, Southeast||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2010||4||USL PDL||4th, Southeast||Did not qualify||1st Round|
|2011||4||USL PDL||2nd, Southeast||Conference Semifinals||1st Round|
|2012||4||USL PDL||2nd, Southeast||Semifinals||1st Round|
|2013||4||USL PDL||1st Round|
- USL PDL Southeast Division Champions 2008
- USL PDL Champions 2004
- USL PDL Southern Conference Champions 2004
- USL PDL Southeast Division Champions 2004
Head coaches 
- Stadium at Edgewater High School; Orlando, Florida (1999-2002)
- Stadium at Winter Springs High School; Winter Springs, Florida (2003)
- Showalter Field; Winter Park, Florida (2004-2006, 2010-2011)
- Central Winds Park; Winter Springs, Florida (2006) 2 matches
- Kraze and Krush Stadium; Lake Mary, Florida (2007-2009)
- Cahall-Sandspur Field at Rollins College; Winter Park, Florida (2011) 1 match
- Citrus Bowl; Orlando, Florida (2011) 2 matches
- Stadium at The Master's Academy; Oviedo, Florida (2011) 1 match
- Seminole Soccer Complex (Sanford); Lake Mary, Florida (2012-)
Average attendance 
Attendance stats are calculated by averaging each team's self-reported home attendances from the historical match archive at http://www.uslsoccer.com/history/index_E.html.
- 2005: 308
- 2006: 271
- 2007: 451 (8th in PDL)
- 2008: 358
- 2009: 261
- 2010: 333
- Fla. youth giants merge as Central Florida Kraze/Krush joins with Orlando City (1 March 2012). nationalsoccerwire.com.
- Orlando City acquires Central Florida Kraze (30 November 2011). News release from OrlandoCitySoccer.com.
- Orlando City acquires controlling interest in Seminole Soccer Complex & FSA youth club (12 December 2011). News release from OrlandoCitySoccer.com.
- Orlando City U-23 Roster
- U23s Announce their First Seven Signing (20 April 2013).
- Cody Uzcategui Bio from University of Memphis (gotigersgo.com)
- [http://orlandocitysoccer.com/news/?article_id=1340 U23s Complete Squad with Seven More Signings (10 May 2013).
- Paul Clowes Bio from Clemson University (clemsontigers.com)
- Ian Svantesson Bio from University of Alabama at Birmingham (uabsports.com)
- 2013 US Open Cup First Round VSI Tampa Bay Hanks on to Win in PKs Over Orlando City U-23. TheCup.us.
- Tom Skelly Bio from Georgetown University (guhoyas.com)
- Itode Fubara Bio from East Tennessee State (etsubucs.com)
- Troy Peterson Bio from College of Charleston (CoFCSports.com)
- Gringo Report: Russo leaves Boca Juniors for Orlando (18 January 2012). MLSSoccer.com
- David Graydon Bio from Saint Louis University (slubillikens.com)
- U23S Add Seven More to Squad (28 April 2013).
- Stewart Abrahart Bio from University of Alabama-Birmingham (uabsports.com)
- Cole Seiler Bio from Georgetown University (guhoyas.com)
- Kyle Fisher Bio from Clemson University (ClemsonTigers.com)
- Andrew Clare Bio from University of Tampa (tampaspartans.com)
- Tyler Blackwood Bio from University of Tampa (tampaspartans.com)
- Nick Sowers Bio from Rollins College (rollinssports.com)
- Michael Millay Bio from University of Cincinnati (gobearcats.com)
- Tomas Gomez Bio from Georgetown University (guhoyas.com)
- Evan Greenbaum Bio from Rollins College (rollinssports.com)
- Daniel Barboto Bio from University of Tampa (tampaspartans.com)
- Marlon Hairston Bio from University of Louisville (gocards.com)
- Derek McCaffrey Bio from Boston University (goterriers.com)
- Adedaja Akinsanya Bio from University of Louisville (gocards.com)
- Mike Annarumma Bio from Hofstra Uuniversity (gohofstra.com)
- Omar Vallejo Bio from University of Central Florida (ucfathletics.com)
- Orlando City names Paul Shaw as U23 Head Coach