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Orlando City Soccer Club is an American professional soccer club in Orlando, Florida, that competes as a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer
(MLS). Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
began play in 2015 as an expansion team[2][3][4] and is the first MLS franchise in the state since the Miami Fusion
Miami Fusion
and Tampa Bay Mutiny
Tampa Bay Mutiny
folded following the 2001 season.[5] The team plays at Orlando City Stadium
Orlando City Stadium
in downtown Orlando.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Inaugural season

2 Stadium

2.1 Camping World Stadium

3 Developmental system 4 Colors and badge

4.1 Uniform evolution 4.2 Sponsorship

5 Supporters

5.1 Mascot

6 Players

6.1 Current roster 6.2 Out on loan

7 Staff 8 Team records

8.1 Head coaches

9 Player records

9.1 All-time appearances 9.2 Top goalscorers 9.3 Average Attendance

10 See also 11 References 12 External links

History[edit] See also: Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
(2010–14) On October 25, 2010, Phil Rawlins and his investor group of Orlando City Soccer Club, announced their intentions of joining Major League Soccer within the next three to five years.[6] On February 28, 2011, Orlando City announced it met with commissioner Don Garber and league officials concerning expansion. Topics covered included the demographics of the Orlando marketplace, the local corporate and fan support for soccer, and developing a roadmap for a future MLS franchise in Orlando.[7] Orlando City team officials met with Commissioner Don Garber again on November 10, 2011 for further discussions about joining the MLS as its 20th club – which ultimately went to New York City – in 2013.[8]

Brazilian World Cup-winner Kaká
Kaká
was the team's first Designated Player.

On March 1, 2012. Garber visited Orlando to meet with city and county officials. He stated, "It's not a matter of if, but when", when addressing Orlando's chances of joining MLS.[9] On August 31, 2012, Rawlins told the Orlando Business Journal the team could get the Major League Soccer approval as early as late 2013, and be ready to play in the league by 2014 or 2015. Rawlins said to make that happen, the league had asked the team to explore building a 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium. "They didn't say we had to have a stadium built before we could join, but they at least would like a plan that it's happening."[10] On November 19, 2013, Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
was announced as the league's twenty-first franchise.[2] On May 13, 2014, the team unveiled its new logo.[11][12] On June 9, 2014, Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
announced a partnership with Benfica.[13] As part of that partnership, Orlando City signed two players from the S.L. Benfica
S.L. Benfica
Juniors U-19 developmental team – Estrela and Rafael Ramos – to MLS contracts on August 7, 2014.[14] On June 30, 2014 the team signed former Brazil
Brazil
international Kaká
Kaká
as their first Designated Player
Designated Player
after his release from A.C. Milan, loaning him out to São Paulo FC
São Paulo FC
until the start of the season.[15][16] On November 21, 2014, Adrian Heath
Adrian Heath
signed a contract extension committing him to the club through to the end of the 2017 MLS season.[17] As an expansion team, Orlando had first pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, choosing Canadian forward Cyle Larin, formerly of the Connecticut Huskies.[18] Inaugural season[edit] Main article: 2015 Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
season

Brek Shea
Brek Shea
playing against the Houston Dynamo
Houston Dynamo
in a game during the 2015 season

The team hosted their first MLS game at the Citrus Bowl on March 8, 2015, against fellow expansion team New York City FC, in front of a crowd of 62,510. Kaká
Kaká
scored the club's first goal in extra time to earn a 1–1 draw.[19] In the following game, they defeated Houston Dynamo 1–0, on the road, marking their first victory.[20] On March 21, Orlando conceded a goal late in second half stoppage time by Octavio Rivero
Octavio Rivero
of Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
for their first defeat.[21] Orlando City finished 7th in the Eastern Conference, 14th overall falling short from clinching a berth into the MLS Cup
MLS Cup
Playoffs. Larin scored 17 goals across the season, breaking Damani Ralph's record of 13 for an MLS rookie and earning the MLS Rookie of the Year Award.[22] With disappointing results and performance of the team, long time head coach Adrian Heath
Adrian Heath
was fired from the club in July 2016.[23] In that same month, Orlando City announced Jason Kreis
Jason Kreis
as the franchise's new head coach. The Lions ended the season missing the playoffs once again. In 2017, the Lions moved to their stadium which had been ready in time for operations. During the season, Orlando had struggled competing while conceding goals to opposing teams. During the summer transfer window, Orlando acquired Dom Dwyer
Dom Dwyer
who had played for the USL Pro team that operated in 2010–2014 on a loan in 2013. In exchange, the club gave Sporting KC incentives totaling to $1.6 million being the most given for a trade within the league. In the end of the Season, Kaka announced that he would not return for Orlando City, ending his time with the club.[24] Stadium[edit] Main article: Orlando City Stadium

Orlando City Stadium

In April 2013, the City of Orlando purchased downtown land for $8.2 million to be used towards the construction of a $110 million MLS soccer stadium.[25] However, in May, the Florida
Florida
House of Representatives failed to vote on a bill that had passed the Senate that would have provided up to $30 million in state funds towards the stadium project. Rawlins responded by expressing his intent to find alternative funding and keep seeking MLS expansion.[26] The mechanism to allow for the sales tax rebate for the MLS team was ultimately passed on April 25, 2014.[27] The Orlando downtown soccer stadium moved closer to securing funding on August 8, 2013, when Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
Buddy Dyer
reached an agreement on a deal to provide financial support for a variety of Orlando projects including the new MLS soccer stadium.[28] The last piece in stadium funding was an October 2013 vote on using an existing tourism tax to fund the final quarter of the $80 million stadium project.[29] On October 22, 2013, the Orange County Board of Commissioners voted 5–2 to approve the use of $20 million in tourist development tax funds to build an $84 million multi-purpose soccer stadium in downtown Orlando.[30] On May 29, 2015, after two years trying to get funding from the state of Florida, Augusto da Silva announced that the stadium would be built with 100% private funds and would be owned and operated by the club. He also announced the capacity would be increased to between 25,000 and 28,000 and that the club would buy the initial location from the city of Orlando.[31] On March 5, 2017, Orlando City Stadium
Orlando City Stadium
opened its doors as Orlando City hosted New York City FC
New York City FC
to begin the 2017 MLS Regular Season. Cyle Larin
Cyle Larin
scored the first goal in stadium history as Orlando City won 1-0 in front of a sellout crowd of 25,550.[32] After its opening, two major events were announced for Orlando City Stadium. On May 8, 2017, the United States
United States
Men's National Team chose the stadium for its October 8, 2017, World Cup Qualifier against Panama.[33] Then, on April 22, 2017, it was announced that Orlando City Stadium would host the 2017 National Women's Soccer League Championship on October 14, 2017.[34] Camping World Stadium[edit]

Camping World Stadium
Camping World Stadium
(pictured), Orlando City's home venue for their first two seasons.

Prior to the completion of Orlando City's soccer specific stadium, the Lions had occupied the then named Citrus Bowl for their first two seasons in Major League soccer, which the team had also invested in for renovations. In their first home match in their inaugural season, Orlando filled the stadium to its seating capacity in their "fill the bowl" campaign. Orlando City had averaged over 30,000 in attendance in their home matches while using the stadium.[35] Developmental system[edit] MLS is no longer running a reserve league but supporting affiliations with USL teams.[36] Orlando City had an affiliation agreement with Louisville City FC, the club that bought the USL license from the owners of Orlando City. The agreement provided that Orlando City will loan at least four players to Louisville City during the season.[37] Starting in 2016, Orlando City will no longer affiliate with Louisville City FC
Louisville City FC
and will instead affiliate with USL expansion franchise Orlando City B
Orlando City B
in Melbourne, Florida.[38] In the first year of Orlando Pro Soccer, the team allied with the Central Florida Kraze
Central Florida Kraze
of the Premier Development League
Premier Development League
to assist player development. Following their successful first season, Orlando City acquired a controlling interest in the Kraze and renamed them Orlando City U-23. The team has a legacy that includes several current and past MLS players, and won the PDL Championship in 2004. The U23 team was folded after the 2015 season. Also after their 2011 season, Orlando City acquired controlling interest in the Florida
Florida
Soccer Alliance youth soccer club, renaming them Orlando City Youth Soccer Club. That club has several teams competing in the USL Super Y-League. Orlando City B
Orlando City B
(OCB) is the farm club of Orlando City SC. The creation of OCB was announced on October 15, 2015,[39] and it began competing in the USL in 2016.[40] On June 30, Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
had ended its affiliation with Louisville City FC
Louisville City FC
and sought ownership of an Orlando-based USL affiliate, culminating in the creation of Orlando City B.[41][42] [43] After playing the 2016 season at Titan Soccer Complex on the campus of Eastern Florida State College
Eastern Florida State College
in Melbourne, Orlando City B
Orlando City B
head coach Anthony Pulis
Anthony Pulis
announced on November 29, 2016, that the team would play at Orlando City Stadium
Orlando City Stadium
starting in 2017. Orlando City Stadium
Orlando City Stadium
is the first venue to host an MLS, NWSL, and USL team in the same location.[44] The team plays in USL Pro division, which was granted provisional Division 2 status by the USSF
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
Orlando City B
now plays in the same league the Lions started at when beginning play in Orlando.[45] 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."[46] Colors and badge[edit] The current logo of Orlando City was unvieled in 2014. The main aspects of the franchise's identity carried over from the previous logo of the USL pro team. New features and changes were introduced representing a transition, of the franchise, into the top tier of the United States' soccer pyramid. The logo consist of a gold Lion face with 21 sun flares as its mane in a purple shield, with a white outline being the official colors of the team. The number of flares represents the club as the twenty-first team in Major League Soccer, while the mane also forms the sun in reference to the state of Florida known as the Sunshine state. The franchise's name is also seen in the logo in white.[47] Uniform evolution[edit] Home, away, and third uniforms.

Home

2015–2016

2017–

Away

2015

2016–2017

2018–

Sponsorship[edit]

Season Manufacturer Sponsor Ref.

2015– Adidas Orlando Health [48]

Orlando Health
Orlando Health
has been the official uniform sponsor for Orlando City SC since the team's inception. In 2013, Orlando Health
Orlando Health
extended its partnership with the club, becoming the first jersey partner in MLS history to commit to an expansion club prior to its admittance to the league. Adidas
Adidas
also signed on as the club's uniform provider for the 2015 season.[48] Supporters[edit] The club had sold over 13,000 season tickets before playing its first match in March 2015,[49] and during March 2015 reached its cap by selling out all 14,000 available season tickets.[50] As of the 2017 season, Orlando City's season ticket base stands at a cap of 18,000.[51] The club has two major active supporters groups, which combine forces on game days to create "The Wall": The Ruckus and The Iron Lion Firm.[52] The Ruckus is the oldest of these groups founded in 2010, whose basis was formed in 2009 as the "Orlando Soccer Supporters Club" without an affiliation to any particular soccer team.[citation needed] The Iron Lion Firm separated from The Ruckus prior to the start of City's first season.[citation needed] There are also officially recognized international fan clubs in Brazil
Brazil
and the United Kingdom.[53] On March 3, 2015, the team announced all 60,000 available seats in the Citrus Bowl were sold out for the team's home opener versus New York City FC,[54] and also announced they were close to selling out the second home game versus Vancouver Whitecaps FC.[55] On April 21, 2015 the club announced it had reached its goal of 14,000 Season Ticket Members and was starting a waiting list moving forward.[citation needed] Orlando City averaged 32,847 fans in its first season,[citation needed] ranking second in MLS behind Seattle Sounders FC.[citation needed] Mascot[edit] Orlando City's mascot is Kingston, an anthropomorphized and "bulked up" lion complete with dreadlocks.[56][better source needed] Players[edit] See also: Orlando City B Current roster[edit]

As of March 2, 2018 [57]

No. Position Player Nation

1 Goalkeeper Bendik, JoeJoe Bendik  United States

2 Defender Spector, JonathanJonathan Spector  United States

3 Defender Tarek, Amro Amro Tarek (on loan from Wadi Degla)  Egypt

4 Midfielder Johnson, WillWill Johnson  Canada

5 Midfielder Powers, DillonDillon Powers  United States

6 Midfielder Laryea, Richie Richie Laryea
Richie Laryea
(GA)  Canada

7 Midfielder Higuita, CristianCristian Higuita  Colombia

9 Forward Meram, JustinJustin Meram  Iraq

10 Midfielder Colmán, Josué Josué Colmán (DP)  Paraguay

11 Midfielder da Silva, PierrePierre da Silva  United States

13 Defender El Monir, MohamedMohamed El Monir  Libya

14 Forward Dwyer, Dom Dom Dwyer
Dom Dwyer
(DP)  United States

15 Midfielder Lindley, Cam Cam Lindley (HGP)  United States

16 Midfielder Kljestan, Sacha Sacha Kljestan
Sacha Kljestan
(DP)  United States

17 Forward Mueller, ChrisChris Mueller  United States

19 Midfielder Yotún, YoshimarYoshimar Yotún  Peru

20 Midfielder Rosell, OriolOriol Rosell  Spain

21 Defender Sutter, ScottScott Sutter   Switzerland

22 Defender Sané, LamineLamine Sané  Senegal

25 Defender Toia, Donny Donny Toia (HGP)  United States

27 Defender Allen, R. J.R. J. Allen  United States

28 Defender Schuler, ChrisChris Schuler  United States

29 Forward Pinho, StéfanoStéfano Pinho  Brazil

31 Goalkeeper Stajduhar, Mason Mason Stajduhar (HGP)  United States

33 Midfielder Villareal, JoseJose Villareal  United States

36 Goalkeeper Edwards Jr., EarlEarl Edwards Jr.  United States

94 Defender PC, PC  Brazil

99 Goalkeeper Grinwis, AdamAdam Grinwis  United States

Out on loan[edit]

No. Position Player Nation

8 Midfielder Rocha, Tony Tony Rocha
Tony Rocha
(on loan to Saint Louis FC)  United States

Staff[edit]

Executive

Majority owner and chairman Flávio Augusto da Silva

Owner John Bonner

Minor owner and president Phil Rawlins

Chief executive officer Alex Leitão

General manager Niki Budalić

Coaching staff

Head coach Jason Kreis

Assistant coach C.J. Brown

Assistant coach Miles Joseph

Assistant coach and academy coordinator Bobby Murphy

Goalkeeping coach Tim Mulqueen

[58][59][60][61][62] Team records[edit]

Year MLS Regular season Position MLS Cup playoffs Open cup Champions League Top scorer

P W L D GF GA Pts Conf. Overall Player Goals

2015 34 12 14 8 46 56 44 7th 14th Did not qualify QF Not eligible Cyle Larin 17

2016 34 9 11 14 55 60 41 8th 15th Did not qualify R16 DNQ Cyle Larin 14

2017 34 10 15 9 39 58 39 10th 18th Did not qualify R4 DNQ Cyle Larin 12

Head coaches[edit]

Includes MLS regular Season, MLS Playoffs, CONCACAF Champions League, and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

As of March 18, 2018

All Time Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
Coaching Stats

Coach Nationality Tenure Games Win Tie Loss Win %

Adrian Heath  ENG November 21, 2014 – July 6, 2016 7001550000000000000♠55 7001190000000000000♠19 7001200000000000000♠20 7001160000000000000♠16 07001345509999900000♠34.55

Bobby Murphy (interim)  USA July 7, 2016 – July 23, 2016 7000400000000000000♠4 5000000000000000000♠0 7000100000000000000♠1 7000300000000000000♠3 005000000000000000000♠0.00

Jason Kreis  USA July 19, 2016–present 7001510000000000000♠51 7001150000000000000♠15 7001130000000000000♠13 7001230000000000000♠23 07001294100000000000♠29.41

Player records[edit] All-time appearances[edit]

As of March 18, 2018 [63]

# Name Career MLS Playoffs Open Cup CCL Total

1 Cyle Larin 2015–2017 89 0 2 0 91

2 Carlos Rivas 2015–2017 78 0 4 0 82

3 Kaká 2015–2017 76 0 3 0 79

4 Cristian Higuita 2015– 75 0 3 0 78

5 Joe Bendik 2016– 72 0 0 0 72

6 Servando Carrasco 2015–2017 61 0 4 0 65

7 Seb Hines 2015–2017 55 0 4 0 59

8 Luke Boden 2015–2016 45 0 4 0 49

9 Brek Shea 2015–2016 46 0 1 0 47

10 Rafael Ramos 2015–2017 39 0 5 0 44

Darwin Cerén 2015–2016 42 0 2 0

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of October 23, 2017 [63]

# Name Career MLS Playoffs Open Cup CCL Total

1 Cyle Larin 2015–2017 42 0 1 0 43

2 Kaká 2015–2017 25 0 1 0 26

3 Carlos Rivas 2015–2017 8 0 4 0 12

Kevin Molino 2015–2016 11 0 1 0

4 Júlio Baptista 2016 6 0 0 0 6

5 Adrian Winter 2015–2016 5 0 0 0 5

Seb Hines 2015–2017 5 0 0 0

6 Giles Barnes 2017 3 0 1 0 4

Dom Dwyer 2017– 4 0 0 0

7 Bryan Róchez 2015–2017 3 0 0 0 3

Average Attendance[edit]

2015: 32,847 (at Citrus Bowl) 2016: 31,323 (at Citrus Bowl / Camping World Stadium) 2017: 25,028

See also[edit]

Expansion of Major League Soccer

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External links[edit]

Official website

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Orlando City SC

Orlando, Florida

Club

History (2010–14 2015–) Players Seasons

Stadiums

Camping World Stadium ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Orlando City Stadium

Associated clubs

Orlando Pride

NWSL

Affiliated clubs

Orlando City B

USL D3

Benfica

Primeira Liga

Stoke City

Premier League

Culture

Supporters

Rivalries

I-4 Derby

Key personnel

Owner: John Bonner, Phil Rawlins, Flavio Augusto da Silva General Manager: Niki Budalic Head Coach: Jason Kreis

Major honors (5)

USL Pro Champions (2)

2011 2013

Commissioner's Cup (3)

2011 2012 2014

Seasons (8)

USL Pro

2011 2012 2013 2014

MLS

2015 2016 2017 2018

Links to related articles

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Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
– current squad

1 Bendik 2 Spector (c) 3 Tarek 4 Johnson 5 Powers 6 Laryea 7 Higuita 9 Meram 10 Colmán 11 da Silva 13 El Monir 14 Dwyer 15 Lindley 16 Kljestan 17 Mueller 19 Yotún 20 Rosell 21 Sutter 22 Sané 25 Toia 27 Allen 28 Schuler 29 Pinho 31 Stajduhar 33 Villareal 36 Edwards 94 PC 99 Grinwis

Head coach: Kreis Assistant coach: Joseph Assistant coach: Brown Assistant coach: Murphy Goalkeeper coach: Mulqueen

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Orlando City SC
Orlando City SC
– managers

Heath* (2011–16) Murphy (interim) (2016) Kreis (2016–)

* Also manager of USL Pro side of the same name

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Major League Soccer

Seasons

2018 season

Records and statistics (Hat-tricks) Players Union Rivalry cups History USSF CSA

Eastern Conference Western Conference

Atlanta United FC

Chicago Fire

Columbus Crew SC

D.C. United

Montreal Impact

New England
England
Revolution

New York City FC

New York Red Bulls

Orlando City SC

Philadelphia Union

Toronto FC

 

Colorado Rapids

FC Dallas

Houston Dynamo

LA Galaxy

Los Angeles FC

Minnesota United FC

Portland Timbers

Real Salt Lake

San Jose Earthquakes

Seattle Sounders FC

Sporting Kansas City

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Future teams

Miami (2020) Nashville (2019 or 2020)

Former teams

Tampa Bay Mutiny
Tampa Bay Mutiny
(1996–2001) Miami Fusion
Miami Fusion
(1998–2001) Chivas USA
Chivas USA
(2005–2014)

Personnel

Foreign Capped Designated Player Homegrown Player Generation Adidas
Adidas
Cup Transfers Coaches

Competition

MLS Cup

Playoffs Champions

Draft Stadiums Attendance Television

Broadcasters MLS Cup

Associated competitions

Supporters' Shield All-Star Game (Homegrown Game) CONCACAF Champions League U.S. Open Cup Canadian Championship Reserve League eMLS Cup

Other

MLS performance in the CONCACAF Champions League Major League Soccer's most valuable teams

Category Portal Multimedia

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Soccer in the United States

U.S. Soccer Federation USASA USCS League system History Hall of Fame Awards Clubs Champions Venues (stadiums by capacity SSS) Women's soccer in the United States

Men's national teams

Senior (results players) U23 U20 U18 U17 Futsal Beach soccer Paralympic Cerebral palsy

Women's national teams

Senior U23 U20 U18 U17

Men's outdoor leagues

Professional

MLS

Playoffs MLS Cup

USL NASL

Soccer Bowl

Proposed: NISA USL Division III

Amateur/Semi-pro

NPSL PDL APSL CSL EPLWA GCPL SFSFL SoCal UPSL USLPA

Women's outdoor leagues

Professional

NWSL

NWSL
NWSL
Shield Playoffs

Amateur/Semi-pro

WPSL UWS

Men's indoor leagues

MASL M2 PASL WISL

Men's futsal leagues

PFL MLF

Men's Cup competitions

US Open Cup National Amateur Cup Hank Steinbrecher Cup

Women's Cup competitions

SheBelieves Cup Tournament of Nations Women's Open

Men's college soccer

NCAA Championships (Division I, Division II, Division III) NAIA Championship

Women's college soccer

NCAA Championships (Division I, Division II, Division III) NAIA Championship

Youth soccer

Leagues: AYSO NFHS USYSA U.S. Development Academy Super Y-League Competitions: US Youth Soccer National Championships Jefferson Cup

Defunct men's outdoor leagues

AFA (1884–1924) American Cup (1885–1924) ALPF (1894) NAFL (1895–98) AAFA Cup (1912–13) ASL (1921–33) ASL (1933–83) NASFL (1946–47) USA (1967) NPSL (1967) NASL (1968–84) USL (1984–85) LSSA (1987–92) ASL (1988–89) WSA (1989) USL 2nd (1990–2010) A-League (1995–2004) USL 1st (2005–10) D2 Pro League (2010) PLA (2015—2017)

Defunct women's outdoor leagues

W-League (1995–2015) WUSA (2000–03) WPS (2007–12) WPSL Elite (2012–13)

Defunct men's indoor leagues

NASL (1975–76, 1979–84) MISL (1978–92) NPSL (1984–2001) CISL (1993–97) EISL (1997–98) WISL (1998–2001) MISL (2001–08) AISL (2003–08) XSL (2008–09) MISL (2008–14)

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Sports teams in Florida

Baseball

MLB Miami Marlins Tampa Bay Rays SL Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Pensacola Blue Wahoos FSL Bradenton Marauders Charlotte Stone Crabs Clearwater Threshers Daytona Tortugas Dunedin Blue Jays Florida
Florida
Fire Frogs Fort Myers Miracle Jupiter Hammerheads Lakeland Flying Tigers Palm Beach Cardinals St. Lucie Mets Tampa Tarpons Gulf Coast League Florida
Florida
Collegiate Summer League

Basketball

NBA Miami Heat Orlando Magic G League Lakeland Magic ABA Jacksonville Giants Miami Midnites South Florida
Florida
Gold

Football

NFL Jacksonville Jaguars Miami Dolphins Tampa Bay Buccaneers NAL Jacksonville Sharks AAL Florida
Florida
Tarpons WFA Daytona Waveriders Jacksonville Dixie Blues Miami Fury Orlando Anarchy Tampa Bay Inferno

Hockey

NHL Florida
Florida
Panthers Tampa Bay Lightning ECHL Florida
Florida
Everblades Jacksonville Icemen Orlando Solar Bears SPHL Pensacola Ice Flyers

Lacrosse

MLL Florida
Florida
Launch

Roller derby

WFTDA Fort Myers Derby Girls Gainesville Roller Rebels Gold Coast Derby Grrls Jacksonville RollerGirls Tallahassee RollerGirls Tampa Roller Derby MRDA Magic City Misfits

Rugby league

USARL Central Florida
Florida
Warriors Jacksonville Axemen Tampa Mayhem

Rugby union

FRU Bay Area Pelicans Boca Raton RFC Jacksonville RFC Miami Rugby Club Tampa Bay Krewe

Soccer

MLS Miami (in 2020) Orlando City SC NWSL Orlando Pride NASL Jacksonville Armada FC Miami FC USL Tampa Bay Rowdies USL D3 Orlando City B NPSL Boca Raton FC Jacksonville Armada FC Miami FC
Miami FC
2 Miami United FC Naples United FC Palm Beach United Storm FC PDL IMG Academy Bradenton Lakeland Tropics SC FC Miami City North County United Next Academy Palm Beach SIMA Águilas The Villages SC Weston FC APSL Hurricane FC Inter United AC Jupiter United SC Miami Dade FC Red Force FC South Florida
Florida
FC Uruguay Kendall

Soccer (indoor)

MASL Florida
Florida
Tropics SC

Softball

NPF USSSA Pride

Ultimate

AUDL Jacksonville Cannons

College Sport

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