2017 Orlando City SC season

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Orlando City
2017 season
CEO Alex Leitão
Manager Jason Kreis
Stadium Orlando City Stadium
MLS Conference: 39 pts. / 10th place
Overall: 18th place
MLS Playoffs Did not qualify
U.S. Open Cup 4th round
Top goalscorer League: Cyle Larin
(12 goals)

All: Cyle Larin
(12 goals)
Highest home attendance MLS: 25,527
(Ten Times)
Lowest home attendance MLS: 23,018
(September 27 vs. NE Revolution)
Average home league attendance 25,028
Home colors
Away colors

The 2017 Orlando City SC season was the club's seventh season of existence in Orlando, and third season in Major League Soccer, the top-flight league in the United States soccer league system. The team opened the season with a 1–0 win over New York City FC, at the newly-completed Orlando City Stadium.

Background[edit]

On December 29, 2016, club President Phil Rawlins announced his reduced role in the organization, acting as a liaison for the clubs and their brand in league matters (such as the MLS Expansion Committee), and consulting on the board of directors. The day-to-day operational duties were handed over to CEO Alex Leitão. In recognition for his 9 years of service, Owner Flavio Augusto da Silva announced that Phil's position would become permanent, bestowing the title of "Life-President."[1] One of his first actions, on January 4, 2017, was to dedicate the 49 rainbow-colored seats in Section 12 of the new stadium to permanently honor the victims and families of those affected by the Pulse tragedy on June 12, 2016.[2]

Roster[edit]

Orlando City SC first team squad[3] (Player changes current as of August 10, 2017)

Number Nat. Player Position Date of birth Previous club 2017 MLS
appearances
2017 MLS
goals
Notes
Goalkeepers
1 United States Joe Bendik GK (1989-04-25) April 25, 1989 (age 29) Canada Toronto FC 33 7 CS* 118 Saves
36 United States Earl Edwards, Jr. GK (1992-01-24) January 24, 1992 (age 26) United States UCLA Bruins 1
28 Puerto Rico Josh Saunders GK (1981-03-21) March 21, 1981 (age 37) United States New York City FC
Defenders
25 United States Donny Toia LB (1992-05-28) May 28, 1992 (age 26) Canada Montreal Impact 31
2 United States Jonathan Spector CB (1986-03-01) March 1, 1986 (age 32) England Birmingham City 25 1
3 England Seb Hines CB (1988-05-29) May 29, 1988 (age 30) England Middlesbrough F.C. 6 1
4 Uruguay José Aja CB (1993-05-10) May 10, 1993 (age 25) Uruguay Club Nacional de Football 14 INT
12 United States Kevin Alston LB (1988-05-05) May 5, 1988 (age 30) United States New England Revolution
22 United States Conor Donovan CB (1996-01-08) January 8, 1996 (age 22) United States NC State Wolfpack GA
27 Portugal Rafael Ramos RB (1995-01-09) January 9, 1995 (age 23) Portugal S.L. Benfica Juniors U-19 2 #
29 United States Tommy Redding CB (1997-01-24) January 24, 1997 (age 21) United States FC America 17 HGP, #
94 Brazil Victor "PC" Giro LB (1994-03-10) March 10, 1994 (age 24) United States Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 8 INT
21 Switzerland Scott Sutter RB (1986-05-13) May 13, 1986 (age 32) Switzerland BSC Young Boys 32 1 INT
95 Brazil Léonardo Pereira DF (1996-01-31) January 31, 1996 (age 22) United States Orlando City B 11 LOAN,INT
Midfielders
5 United States Servando Carrasco DM (1988-08-13) August 13, 1988 (age 30) United States Sporting Kansas City 16 1
6 Canada Richie Laryea AM (1995-01-07) January 7, 1995 (age 23) Canada Sigma FC 13
7 Colombia Cristian Higuita DM (1994-01-14) January 14, 1994 (age 24) Colombia Deportivo Cali 25
8 Canada Will Johnson (vice-captain) MF (1987-01-21) January 21, 1987 (age 31) Canada Toronto FC 25 2
10 Brazil Kaká (captain) AM (1982-04-22) April 22, 1982 (age 36) Italy A.C. Milan 23 6 INT, DP
23 Italy Antonio Nocerino (vice-captain) DM (1985-04-09) April 9, 1985 (age 33) Italy A.C. Milan 31 1 INT
16 United States Tony Rocha CM/DM (1993-08-21) August 21, 1993 (age 24) United States Orlando City B 3
98 United States Pierre Da Silva MF (1998-07-28) July 28, 1998 (age 20) United States Orlando City B 1
14 England Giles Barnes MF (1988-08-05) August 5, 1988 (age 30) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 3
15 United States Dillon Powers MF (1991-02-14) February 14, 1991 (age 27) United States Colorado Rapids 6
19 Peru Yoshimar Yotún MF/LB (1990-04-07) April 7, 1990 (age 28) Sweden Malmö FF 10 1 INT, DP
Forwards
13 Guinea Hadji Barry FW (1992-12-08) December 8, 1992 (age 25) United States UCF Knights 3
9 Canada Cyle Larin FW (1995-04-17) April 17, 1995 (age 23) United States Connecticut Huskies 28 12
11 Colombia Carlos Rivas FW/LW (1994-04-15) April 15, 1994 (age 24) Colombia Deportivo Cali 30 5 INT, DP
18 England Dom Dwyer FW (1990-07-30) July 30, 1990 (age 28) United States Sporting KC 11 4

* CS: Clean Sheets (no goals allowed)
# denotes players who were retained from the USL Pro side.
** denotes player whose jersey number is yet to be assigned.

Player Movement[edit]

In[edit]

Per Major League Soccer and club policies terms of the deals do not get disclosed.

No. Player Pos. Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
25 United States Donny Toia DF Canada Montreal Impact Traded for 1st Round Pick in 2017 MLS SuperDraft December 23, 2016 [4]
** United States Patrick McLain GK United States Chicago Fire Acquired in MLS Re-Entry Draft December 16, 2016 [4]
8 Canada Will Johnson MF Canada Toronto FC Free Agent acquisition December 28, 2016 [4]
94 Brazil Victor "PC" Giro DF United States Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Free Agent acquisition January 4, 2017 [4]
30 England Danny Deakin FW United States Detroit City FC Selected in 3rd Round of 2017 MLS SuperDraft January 17, 2017 [4]
98 United States Pierre Da Silva MF United States Orlando City B Promoted to First Team from Orlando City B January 21, 2017 [5]
2 United States Jonathan Spector DF England Birmingham City FC Undisclosed January 24, 2017 [6]
28 Puerto Rico Josh Saunders GK United States New York City FC Traded for 4th-round selection in 2019 MLS SuperDraft January 27, 2017 [4]
14 England Giles Barnes MF Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Player Exchange February 25, 2017 [4]
21 Switzerland Scott Sutter DF Switzerland BSC Young Boys International Roster Slot acquisition March 3, 2017 [4]
30 England Danny Deakin FW None Signed with Orlando City B April 19, 2017 [4]
95 Brazil Léo Pereira DF United States Orlando City B Occupying International Roster Slot Vacated by Matias Perez Garcia; Recalled to First Team June 28, 2017 [4]
18 United States Dom Dwyer FW United States Sporting KC Exchange for General, Targeted, and Future Allocation Money July 25, 2017 [4]
19 Peru Victor Yoshimar Yotún Flores MF/LB Sweden Malmö FF International Roster Slot acquisition; Targeted Allocation Money; Removed DP tag from Giles Barnes August 5, 2017 [4]
15 United States Dillon Powers MF United States Colorado Rapids Player Exchange for Luis Gil and Targeted Allocation Money August 10, 2017 [4]

Out[edit]

No. Player Pos. Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
14 England Luke Boden DF United States Tampa Bay Rowdies Option declined November 23, 2016 [4]
2 United States Tyler Turner DF United States LA Galaxy II Option declined November 23, 2016 [4]
15 Brazil Pedro Ribeiro MF United States Harrisburg City Islanders Option declined November 23, 2016 [4]
19 Brazil Julio Baptista FW Option declined November 23, 2016 [4]
8 England Harrison Heath MF United States Atlanta United FC Traded for 4th-round selection in 2019 MLS SuperDraft December 16, 2016 [4]
45 United States Mikey Ambrose DF United States Atlanta United FC Selected No. 7 overall in 2016 Expansion Draft December 13, 2016 [4]
18 Trinidad and Tobago Kevin Molino AM/RW United States Minnesota United FC Exchange for General Allocation Money January 26, 2017 [4]
** United States Patrick McLain GK United States Minnesota United FC Exchange for Targeted Allocation Money January 26, 2017 [4]
20 United States Brek Shea LB/LW Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Player Exchange February 25, 2017 [4]
30 England Danny Deakin FW United States Orlando City B Waived off of Roster; option to sign with OCB April 14, 2017 [4]
32 Argentina Matias Perez Garcia MF Argentina Tigre Waived off of Roster; International Roster Slot Open June 28, 2017 [4]
17 United States Luis Gil MF United States Colorado Rapids Player Exchange with Targeted Allocation Money August 10, 2017 [4]
10 Brazil Kaká (captain) AM 1-year offer declined on October 11th, 2017 End of Season (by November 5, 2017) [1]
14 England Giles Barnes MF Option declined November 8, 2017 [4]
15 United States Dillon Powers MF Option declined November 8, 2017 [4]
5 United States Servando Carrasco MF Option declined; Selected in MLS Re-entry Draft by L.A. Galaxy on 12/21/17 November 8, 2017 [4]
23 Italy Antonio Nocerino DM Option declined November 8, 2017 [4]

Loans[edit]

Per Major League Soccer and club policies terms of the deals do not get disclosed.

In[edit]

Date Player Position Loaned from Notes Ref
March 3, 2017 Senegal Moussa Sane ST Senegal AS Dakar Sacre Soeur Assignment to Orlando City B; Loan expired
April 6, 2017 United States Luis Gil MF Mexico Querétaro FC On Loan (see above)
April 14, 2017 Brazil Leo Pereira DF Brazil Clube Atlético Paranaense Season-long Loan

Out[edit]

Because of the inclusion of Orlando City B to the new stadium for home games, player movement between the two squads is now possible for both teams. Some members who have MLS contracts have the "Right of Recall" option, applicable at any time to the first-team roster.

Date Player Position Loaned To Notes Ref
March 10, 2017 Honduras Devron Garcia DF Honduras Real C.D. España Season Long Loan, expired 11/8/17 [7]
March 24, 2017 United States Earl Edwards, Jr. GK United States Orlando City B [8]
March 24, 2017 Canada Richie Laryea MF United States Orlando City B [8]
March 24, 2017 United States Conor Donovan DF United States Orlando City B Expired 11/8/17 [8]
March 24, 2017 United States Kevin Alston DF United States Orlando City B Expired 11/8/17 [8]
March 24, 2017 United States Pierre Da Silva MF United States Orlando City B [8]
March 24, 2017 United States Tommy Redding DF United States Orlando City B [8]
March 24, 2017 Brazil PC DF United States Orlando City B [8]
March 24, 2017 Guinea Hadji Barry FW United States Orlando City B Expired 11/8/17 [8]
April 7, 2017 Senegal Moussa Sane ST United States Orlando City B Transfer Process Completed
April 26, 2017 United States Rafael Ramos, United States Josh Saunders, England Seb Hines DF, GK United States Orlando City B First-Team Right of Recall Option in effect per MLS rules / Contracts expired for J. Saunders and S. Hines on 11/8/17 [9]

Staff[edit]

Executive
Majority owner and chairman Flávio Augusto da Silva
Minor owner and president Phil Rawlins
Owner John Bonner
Chief executive officer Alex Leitão
General manager Niki Budalić
Coaching staff
Head coach United States Jason Kreis
Assistant coach United States C.J. Brown
Assistant coach United States Miles Joseph
Assistant coach/Academy coordinator United States Bobby Murphy
Goalkeeping coach United States Tim Mulqueen
B team head coach Wales Anthony Pulis

[10][11][12][13][14]

Competitions[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

The Lions finish the preseason 2–2–2. Their first official match at the new stadium is a 3–1 friendly win against USL side St. Louis FC.

Major League Soccer[edit]

All times in regular season on Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00) except where otherwise noted.

The MLS schedule was released on January 12. Orlando City played its first regular season match in their new stadium on March 5, against their expansion rivals NYCFC. New expansion teams for this year are Minnesota United FC, led by former coach Adrian Heath, and Atlanta United FC. The squad goes into the season riding a 2-game winning streak, besting the Union at Philadelphia, and D.C. United at Camping World Stadium last October.[15]

The team announced two sellouts on Feb. 21: the Home Opener vs. NYCFC on March 5, and the L.A. Galaxy on April 15.[16]

Officials with the Atlanta Stadium group announced on April 18 that the retractable roof will not be completed in time for their planned opening match between Atlanta United FC and Orlando City SC on July 30, forcing moving the game to Bobby Dodd Stadium on July 29. The Lions visited Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 16, playing to a 3–3 draw, in front 70,425 fans. The game set an MLS attendance record, and registered as 4th-largest crowd in the world this season.[17]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 10 9 15 39 58  −19 39 7 5 5 24 19  +5 3 4 10 15 39  −24

Source: Match reports

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground H A H A H H A H A A H A H A H H H A A A H H A A A H H A A A H H H A
Result W L W L W W W W L L D D L L W D D D L W L L D L L D L W D L W D L L
Source: Match reports

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

Standings[edit]

Eastern Conference table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
7 New England Revolution 34 13 15 6 53 61 −8 45
8 Philadelphia Union 34 11 14 9 50 47 +3 42
9 Montreal Impact 34 11 17 6 52 58 −6 39
10 Orlando City 34 10 15 9 39 58 −19 39
11 D.C. United 34 9 20 5 31 60 −29 32
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored ; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.

Overall table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification[a]
16 Philadelphia Union 34 11 14 9 50 47 +3 42
17 Montreal Impact 34 11 17 6 52 58 −6 39
18 Orlando City 34 10 15 9 39 58 −19 39
19 Minnesota United 34 10 18 6 47 70 −23 36
20 Colorado Rapids 34 9 19 6 31 51 −20 33
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) coin toss or drawing of lots
Notes:
  1. ^

U.S. Open Cup[edit]

Orlando City entered the tournament in the fourth round against Miami FC, who had beaten the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2–0 on May 31, 2017.

Bracket
Fourth Round
June 13–14
Fifth Round
June 27–28
Quarterfinals
July 7–August 2
Semifinals
August 9–15
Final
September 20
               
NASL North Carolina FC 2
MLS Houston Dynamo 3*
MLS Houston Dynamo 0
MLS Sporting Kansas City 2
MLS Sporting Kansas City 4
MLS Minnesota United FC 0
MLS Sporting Kansas City 3*
MLS FC Dallas 0
MLS FC Dallas 2
USL Tulsa Roughnecks FC 1
MLS FC Dallas 3
MLS Colorado Rapids 1
MLS Colorado Rapids 3
USL Oklahoma City Energy FC 2
MLS Sporting Kansas City 1(5)
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 1(4)
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 2
NASL San Francisco Deltas 0
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 2
MLS Seattle Sounders FC 1
MLS Seattle Sounders FC 2
MLS Portland Timbers 1
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 3
MLS LA Galaxy 2
MLS LA Galaxy 3
USL Orange County SC 1
MLS LA Galaxy 2
USL Sacramento Republic FC 0
USL Sacramento Republic FC 4
MLS Real Salt Lake 1
MLS Sporting Kansas City 2
MLS New York Red Bulls 1
MLS Orlando City SC 1
NASL Miami FC 3
NASL Miami FC 3
MLS Atlanta United FC 2
MLS Atlanta United FC 3
USL Charleston Battery 2
NASL Miami FC 0
USL FC Cincinnati 1
USL FC Cincinnati 1
MLS Columbus Crew SC 0
USL FC Cincinnati 0(3)
MLS Chicago Fire 0(1)
USL Saint Louis FC 0
MLS Chicago Fire 1
USL FC Cincinnati 2
MLS New York Red Bulls 3*
MLS New England Revolution 3
USL Rochester Rhinos 0
MLS New England Revolution 2
MLS D.C. United 1
MLS D.C. United 4
LQ Christos FC 1
MLS New England Revolution 0
MLS New York Red Bulls 1
MLS New York Red Bulls 1
MLS New York City FC 0
MLS New York Red Bulls 1(5)
MLS Philadelphia Union 1(3)
MLS Philadelphia Union 3
USL Harrisburg City Islanders 1

Host team listed first
Bold = winner
* = after extra time, ( ) = penalty shootout score

  1. ^ A The hosting priority for the final, in order, is Sporting KC then New York Red Bulls then FC Cincinnati

Player statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Name MLS MLS Cup Open Cup Total
1 FW Canada Cyle Larin 12 0 0 12
2 MF Brazil Kaká 6 0 0 6
3 FW Colombia Carlos Rivas 5 0 0 5
4 MF Jamaica Giles Barnes 3 0 1 4
FW England Dom Dwyer 4 0 0 4
5 MF Canada Will Johnson 2 0 0 2
6 MF United States Servando Carrasco 1 0 0 1
DF England Jonathan Spector 1 0 0 1
DF Switzerland Scott Sutter 1 0 0 1
MF Argentina Matias Perez Garcia 1 0 0 1
DF England Seb Hines 1 0 0 1
MF Peru Victor Yoshimar Yotún Flores 1 0 0 1
MF Italy Antonio Nocerino 1 0 0 1
Total 39 0 1 40

† denotes player who scored goals but left the club before the end of the season.

As of October 23, 2017.

Notable Events[edit]

Orlando Health is the jersey sponsor for the seventh consecutive season. New primary home kits were unveiled at the Fan Forum on Friday, Feb. 17.[20]

Although a date has not been officially set, the MLS All-Star Game will be hosted in the new stadium per the league's contract with Orlando City. Commissioner Don Garber and CEO Alex Laitáo confirmed discussions on Sunday, March 5.[21]

On April 22, it was announced that Orlando City, alongside 3 other MLS clubs, will wear a special kit in conmemoration of the Earth Day. The kit, made entirely with recycled plastic from the Maldives at the Indian Ocean, was made by Adidas in conjunction with the Parley for the Oceans foundation, in order to address marine plastic pollution in the world. Orlando used this kit in an away game against New York City FC on April 23.[22]

On May 8, the United States Soccer Federation announced that Orlando City Stadium will join other MLS clubs in hosting FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the 2018 tournament. The venue hosted the October 8 home match between the USMNT against Panama. This was the Yanks' first fixture in Orlando since a friendly against Sweden in 1998.[23] The 4–0 victory in front of the sellout crowd ensured future dates to be played in Orlando.

The fourth round draw of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, announced on May 18, had the Lions hosting the winner of Miami FC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Orlando City Stadium the second week of June (see above).[24]

Starting Goalkeeper Joe Bendik posts back-to-back years of 100+ saves before the team's largest win of the season, a 6–1 victory over the New England Revolution on September 27 at Orlando City Stadium.

With the New York Red Bulls win on October 7, the Lions were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs for the 3rd straight year.

Team Captain and first Designated Player Kaká declined a 1-year extension on his contract in October 2017. He played his final match, assisting on Dom Dwyer's goal, and was subbed off in the 65th minute in a friendly fundraiser against the Puerto Rico National Team at the Stadium on November 4th.

On November 7th, Orlando City Stadium is among 5 venues announced to host matches for the 2018 Florida Cup. The Fortress will open the tournament with games on Jan. 10–11, 2018. [25]

Orlando City B[edit]

After playing the 2016 season at Titan Soccer Complex on the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Orlando City B Head Coach Anthony Pulis announced on November 29, 2016 that the team would play at Orlando City Stadium starting in 2017. Orlando City Stadium is the first venue to host an MLS, NWSL, and USL team in the same location.[26] The team plays in USL Pro division, which was granted provisional Division 2 status by the USSF on January 6, making it officially the 2nd-highest league in the United States, behind MLS and now ahead of the NASL. Orlando City B now plays in the same league the Lions started at when beginning play in Orlando.[27] With the Tampa Bay Rowdies also making the move from NASL to USL Pro, the squads now have the first intrastate rivalry established, nicknamed "The War on I-4."[28]

On July 1, it was announced that Orlando City Stadium will host the Orlando City Development Academy U-17/18 knockout round match against the Colorado Rapids U-17/18s on Friday, July 7. The OCDA is the Club's youth development system that selects and trains elite youth soccer players with the hopes of developing future First Team talents. Two Academy products, Mason Stajduhar and Pierre Da Silva, are currently on City's First Team roster. Five current Academy players have featured or been included in OCB's 18-man gameday selections this season. Orlando City was the highest-ranked team remaining in the tournament. The team's historic run ended with a 2–1 semi-final defeat to the Colorado Rapids' DA team.[29]

Due to Hurricane Irma, Orlando City B’s match against the Richmond Kickers on September 7, was moved to a 4:30 p.m. ET start time at Orlando City Stadium. This was a Doubleheader with the Pride (see below.)

The season ended on October 12, with a 2–0 loss to Tampa Bay, 2 points below the red line for the playoffs.

Head Coach Anthony Pulis announces on November 20th that he has accepted the same position with St. Louis FC. No replacement has been yet named by the club.[30]

Orlando Pride[edit]

The Orlando Pride schedule was announced on March 1. Two Saturdays will be "Doubleheader Days" at the Stadium, alongside USL's Orlando City B, whose schedule was released on January 31: July 1 and September 23. The women's squad will take the pitch at 5:00 pm EST, and the men's team will kickoff at 8:30 pm EST.[31]

NWSL has signed a TV broadcast contract with the Lifetime Network to air a "Game of the Week" on Saturdays for the 22-week season. The Pride will have 7 matches featured on the channel, including their first game at the Portland Thorns on April 15, and their home opener vs. the Washington Spirit on April 22. The team bolstered its chances to make a run at the playoffs with the signing of five-time FIFA Women's Player of the Year Marta on April 7, 2017.[32]

During halftime of the squads' home opener on April 22 (which played to a 1–1 draw), officials with the NWSL joined CEO Flavio Augusto da Silva and Mayor Buddy Dyer to announce that Orlando City Stadium will host the league Championship Final on October 14. The neutral-site match will be alongside the semi-finals and the final of the 2017 NCAA Women's College Cup slated for November–December at the venue.

The NWSL announced on August 17 that the Game of the Week on Lifetime for Saturday, Sep 23 at 3:30 pm. ET will now feature the Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns FC at Orlando City Stadium.[33]

Due to Hurricane Irma, Orlando Pride's match against Seattle Reign FC, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sep 9, was played Thursday, Sep 7, at 8 p.m. at Orlando City Stadium.

With a loss by the Seattle Reign, coupled with the Pride's draw against Portland in the final home match of the season on September 23, the women became the first NWSL expansion team to make the playoffs, in only their second year of existence. They also defeated the North Carolina Courage, 3–2, in the last game of the season, to secure the No. 3 seed and a rematch with Portland in the Semi-finals. The dream season ended on October 7 with a 4–1 semi-final loss.[34]

On October 4, Head Coach Tom Sermanni signed a contract extension to remain with the Pride.[35]

Orlando Pride forward Marta and defender Ali Krieger have been named to the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Best XI, announced on October 12th.[36]

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