Orlando City Officially Joins Major League Soccer as 21st Franchise

Major League Soccer and Orlando City officially announced the club will join the MLS in 2015 as the league's 21st franchise.

Major League Soccer announced the news:

PHOTO: The moment a dream became reality for @OrlandoCitySC. #MLS21

— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 20, 2013 Orlando City confirmed the news as well:

We are officially the 21st @MLS Club! #MLS21

— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) November 20, 2013 Orlando City has been a dominant force since joining USL Pro, which is the third level of soccer in the United States. The Lions have finished first or second in each of their three regular seasons in the league and won two championships, including the 2013 title.

The steady growth of the franchise paired with solid attendance numbers, including more than 20,000 fans for this year's championship match, was enough to convince the MLS that O...

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