Major League Soccer is Coming to Orlando

MLS Soccer LogoOrlando will be awarded an MLS franchise on Tuesday, a source told Reuters, becoming the 21st franchise in the league.

Orlando City Soccer Club plans to make the major announcement on Tuesday, according to a club official.

“We can’t officially comment yet, but we’re obviously having a very, very, very, very, very, very big announcement,” Chris Jones, a spokesperson for the club told Reuters. “It’s probably a badly kept secret.”

The club overcame the largest obstacle last month when Orange County officials approved plans for a new $81 million, 18,000-seat stadium, not far from the Magic’s Amway Arena.

The Orlando franchise is one of four expansion teams MLS is expected to announce by 2020.

Source: Mike Singer, CBSSports.com

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