Veteran center back Jonathan Spector has been named the second captain in Orlando City’s MLS history after the departure of star midfielder Kaká at the end of 2017. At the international level, Nani has been a mainstay for Portugal throughout the years. ET and will be broadcast on FS1 and UniMás. The other contenders were former New York Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan — who was a logical favorite but will start the season with a two-game suspension — along with the currently injured Dom Dwyer (quadriceps), and last year’s replacement when Kaká was unavailable, Will Johnson. The veteran center back gets the armband. A Major League Soccer expansion franchise with the same name began play in 2015. Kaka will captain Orlando City during its inaugural MLS campaign, the club have confirmed. He is a well-respected veteran who has played in some of the world’s largest competitions, rarely loses his head, is an automatic starter when healthy, and should be available for selection right from the start of the season. The 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target will take place at Exploria Stadium, the home of Orlando City SC, on July 31. Orlando’s wake-up call, Americans abroad, Sauerbrunn is intense, El Trafico, and much more. Your captain for the 2018 season, @JSpector23! Zeta to strengthen into hurricane before impacting Mexico, U.S. Over 3,300 new COVID-19 cases, 20 more deaths reported in Florida, Baby white rhino born at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Victims of fatal shooting at Orange County motorcycle club identified, Birx warns coronavirus closures won't suffice in this phase of pandemic, report says, Ocala nurse who contracted COVID at work dies after lung collapse, Florida man wins $1 million on scratch-off after thinking he won $1,000, Listeria outbreak in deli meats kills 1 person in Florida, CDC says. See how each player fared in the Lions’ first defeat since Aug. 22. Spector’s captaincy was announced by the club via social media today. The All-Star game will kickoff at 8 p.m. #FaceOfLeadership Snapchat orlandocity pic.twitter.com/4Pe2yCr3TL, an Orlando City and Orlando Pride community, Jonathan Spector Named Orlando City Captain for 2018. Our police officers receive a competitive salary, bonuses, paid time off, medical and life insurance, educational reimbursements and generous retirement benefits. The 2014 Orlando City SC season was the club's fourth season of existence in Orlando, and their final season playing in the lower divisions. Dimensions: 478x265. Yoshimar Yotún is an international player with a year under his belt in Orlando who could have been selected. Orlando City will be sending off one of its top players once again to the Major League Soccer All-Star Game, as team captain Kaka was selected to this year’s classic as a Fan XI selection.. All in all, naming Spector captain was probably the best decision given all of the circumstances. The Portuguese midfielder recently recorded his 100th career goal in club competitions. The 32-year-old spent the latter half of 2014 on loan at former club Sao Paulo having signed a contract agreement with Orlando following the termination of his unsuccessful second spell at San Siro. The Florida outfit kick off their first season against fellow newcomer New York City on March 8, with Bryan Rochez joining former Brazil international Kaka as one of two designated players at the Citrus Bowl. Orlando City at Inter Miami: Five Takeaways. 10 of the 11 players will be selected by fan vote, while the 11th player will be determined through the EA SPORTS™ "More Than a Vote" Challenge, given to the player used in the most starting lineups on EA SPORTS FIFA 19 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, or PC. Another possibility was Joe Bendik, but it’s difficult to captain a team from goal when so much of the action takes place on the other half of the pitch and talking to the referee would require leaving the net undefended on a quick restart. The winger has made 112 appearances in total, scoring 24 goals. The team entered the season as the defending USL Pro champions, beating Charlotte Eagles in the Championship Game after finishing second in the regular season. Orlando City vs. Nashville: Five Takeaways, Orlando City vs. Nashville SC: Player Grades & MotM, Dike’s Brace Leads Lions to 3-1 Win Over Nashville, Orlando City Turns Down Bid for Pedro Gallese, Orlando Pride Will Return to Play in NWSL “Fall Series”. The Orlando City Soccer Club contributed to this report. The information contained in Goal.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Goal.com, The former Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder, who is among the many new faces in the Florida franchise's roster, has been picked as the skipper. Nani currently leads all City players in goals scored (8), assists (4), game-winning goals (4), home goals (5) and road goals (3). What did we learn from Orlando City’s 2-1 loss to Inter Miami CF? Nani was in the Starting XI for Portugal in the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Germany. I assume Spector’s captaining skills were not responsible for that USOC loss. The four-time Premier League Champion and UEFA European Champion has made an immediate impact for the Lions since arriving in Orlando prior to the 2019 campaign.

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