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Orlando City Soccer Club are an American professional soccer team based in Orlando, Florida, United States. They currently play in USL Pro, the third tier of the American soccer pyramid, and have been announced as a Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise for 2015. The club will be the first MLS franchise located in the state of Florida since the Miami Fusion F.C. and Tampa Bay Mutiny folded following the 2001 Major League Soccer season.
The team was originally founded in 2008 as the Austin Aztex FC before relocating to Orlando, Florida and has consistently been one of the most successful lower-division teams in the United States. They will play their home games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in the 2014 season, after playing at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium for three years. The team's colors are red, purple, gold and white. Their current head coach is Adrian Heath.
In 2013, the team's ownership announced their MLS expansion bid had been accepted, and that the team will join MLS in 2015 as the league's 21st expansion franchise.