| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:27 AM
One year before it moves to Major League Soccer, the Orlando City Soccer Club will gauge its progress against at least four MLS teams during the preseason.
The Lions announced their exhibition schedule Wednesday, beginning with a match against the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:39 AM
UC Irvine senior Marco Franco was taken 13th overall by the Chicago Fire in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Thursday.
Franco, the Big West Conference Defender of the Year in 2013, when he led the Anteaters to the Big West regular-season and...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Fire coach Frank Yallop is expected to complete his staff this week with the addition of retired midfielder Clint Mathis, a club source confirmed late Monday.
The appointment is expected to be announced later this week as the team prepares to gather...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Mike Magee needed a big effort in Saturday's international friendly with South Korea to keep alive his long shot bid to make the U.S. World Cup team.
But he didn't get it, failing to dress for the friendly because of what U.S. Soccer officials said...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:10 PM
With the U.S. in the final stretch before this summer's World Cup, Coach Juergen Klinsmann has challenged his players to step up and make a statement if they want to make the team.
Chris Wondolowski proved Saturday that he got the message, scoring goals...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Orlando City opened the 2014 season this week when it kicked off training at the Seminole Soccer Complex on Monday.
I wrote about the open tryouts the club held over the weekend in advance of the start of the season.
The Lions final USL PRO season...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Orlando City SC announced the signing of forward Corey Hertzog for the 2014 USL season.
Hertzog has spent time jumping between MLS, USL and NASL clubs since forgoing his senior season and signing a Generation Adidas contract in 2011.
"We were in need...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Orlando City opened its preseason with a 3-0 loss to Major League Soccer side Chicago Fire on Tuesday night in Bradenton.
The Lions used 18 players in the friendly, including several trialists. The Fire got goals in the 13th, 29th and 77th minutes en...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 1:00 PM
It's a beautiful day for soccer here in Orlando today.
I took a stroll around Winter Park this afternoon, as I'm sure many will stroll around the Wide World of Sports later this evening. Orlando City will open up play in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Two soccer legends with strong Chicago ties were named to the National Soccer Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 on Monday.
Chicago-area native Brian McBride, who gained national and international acclaim with U.S. national teams, the English Premier...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:34 PM
National team veterans Kristine Lilly and Brian McBride and former national team coach Bob Bradley were elected Monday to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Lilly played in a record 352 games for the U.S. women's team over a 24-year international...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:57 PM
CHICAGO — Marco Franco, the 13th overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft after his senior season at UC Irvine, was signed by the Chicago Fire as a defender on Tuesday.
Franco, 22, the Big West Conference Defender of the Year in 2013 when he helped the...