Orlando City has a Spanish language radio home.
Just hours after announcing the broadcasters for their locally and regionally televised games, the Lions officially introduced La Grande 1030 AM as the club's official Spanish-language radio partner for the 2015 Major League Soccer season.
All Lions games are scheduled to be broadcast in Spanish by the 50,000 watt AM station. La Grande 1030 AM will also provide simulcast for SAP on FOX Sports Florida and Sun Sports.
"Our fans' passion crosses many nationalities and languages in Central Florida, and we are thrilled to partner with La Grande 1030 AM to bring the excitement of Orlando City matches to our supporters in Spanish," said Orlando City President and Founder Phil Rawlins in a club press release. "We are also happy to have two talented veteran broadcasters in the booth with Israel Herredia and Sergio Ruiz to call the exciting action from the field."
Herredia has experience calling matches during the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamerica campaigns for the Ecuadorian National team. He has also served as soccer correspondent for Colmundo Radio, Radio Caracol, and Todelar in Colombia.
Ruiz, most recently the sports reporter at Univision Orlando, also has World Cup experience, calling qualifying matches in his native Venezuela, as well as four Copa Americas and Copa Libertadores since 2001.