Happy Thursday, Mane Landers! I hope this downward slope toward the weekend finds everyone doing well. At the time of writing, the MLS Transfer Window has closed and there’s been no news for Orlando City so, that’s a bit disappointing. Let’s jump to the links.
Orlando Pride’s Camila Loan Deal
Camila, the Orlando Pride’s other Brazilian international, is joining Australian club Canberra United on a one-year loan deal. She joins head coach Heather Garriock who has been after the Brazilian for some time.
“The most important thing is that while Camila is great on the ball, her work off the ball is outstanding. She is going to be a crowd pleaser, that’s for sure. I have been waiting three years to see her play in Australia,” Garriock said. “I tried to sign her in my first year but she tore the ACL in her right knee a month before she was meant to arrive. So I have been waiting a long time and she is everything that I saw before she did her knee.”
Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger’s Earlier Struggles
The power couple has shared that they had a hard time playing under Washington Spirit owner, Bill Lynch.
“I just didn’t feel like I was playing for a club that really respected me and supported me and my lifestyle,” Krieger said. “How can I give my best to a club like that? That was so hard to deal with.”
The couple has found a much different environment in which to live, work, and play here in Orlando. Since they’ve made the move here, they’ve announced their engagement and will be married before the year ends.
Quintero to Houston Rather than Orlando and Other Transfer News
It was widely speculated that Orlando City would trade Dom Dwyer for Minnesota United attacker Darwin Quintero. However, it was officially announced yesterday, that Quintero has landed with the Houston Dynamo.
In other transfer news, the Columbus Crew have officially acquired Darlington Nagbe from Atlanta United, Inter Miami acquired Jay Chapman from Toronto FC, and Zlatan Ibrahimović and the LA Galaxy agree to mutually part ways. In true Zlatan fashion, he did not go silently.
I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you @lagalaxy for making me feel alive again. To the Galaxy fans - you wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome. The story continues...Now go back to watch baseball pic.twitter.com/kkL6B6dJBr— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) November 13, 2019
Orlando City Holiday Fun
If you’re looking for a great stocking stuffer, Orlando City and the Orlando Pride have released a Home Opener Holiday Pack. For $99 you can purchase the pack that includes two tickets to Orlando City’s home opener, two tickets to Orlando Pride’s home opener, two tickets to Orlando City B’s home opener, and two holiday mugs.
Behind the Crest
Volkswagen’s Behind the Crest dives into the U.S. Women’s National Team’s first camp under new Head Coach Vlatko Andovski as they prepared for the match-up with Sweden.
- Sam Kerr debuted her new colors with Chelsea.
New chapter begins in BLUE, lets go! pic.twitter.com/8ljGrBKKP4— Sam Kerr (@samkerr1) November 13, 2019
- Winston DuBose was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.
- Eintracht Frankfurt captain David Abraham was issued a seven-week ban for taking out Freiburg coach Christian Streich.
- Taylor Twellman updated everyone on Michael Bradley’s injury.
Michael Bradley withdrew from #USMNT camp due to an ankle injury sustained in #MLSCup. Roman Torres kicked him in 32’ which lead to an injection at halftime. Most likely a 4 to 6 week injury as he will get a MRI today.— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) November 13, 2019
- Chicago Fire part ways with head coach Veljko Paunovic.
- Spanish forward David Villa announced his retirement.
- The Washington Spirit have partnered with D.C. United to play at Audi field and share training grounds.
- Arsene Wenger has been named FIFA’s chief of global football development.
- New York City FC agreed to transfer Homegrown defender Joe Scally to Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach. The club also announced that the transfer fee is the highest paid for a 16-year-old player in league history.
That’s going to do it for me this morning, Mane Landers. I do hope everyone has a smooth end to their week!