Orlando City Soccer Club announces USL team for Brevard County

The Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday announce their much anticipated plans to bring soccer to Brevard County.   The USL team will be called Orlando City B, or OCB for short.  

The organization will play its home games at Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) in Melbourne at the Titan Soccer Complex, the on-campus facility that is home to the school’s men’s and women’s soccer programs. The agreement between Orlando City and EFSC will allow OCB to host games in Brevard County, extending Orlando City’s brand to the east coast of Central Florida.  

“The addition of Orlando City B represents another important and exciting step in the continued growth of our club,” said Orlando City Vice President of Development Tim Holt. 

The EFSC stadium will seat 3,500 fans for OCB’s matches. Orlando City and EFSC will install additional seating to complement the permanent grandstand on the west side of the field. There will be seating on the west and south sides of the pitch, including a dedicated supporter section. 

“We are thrilled to become the home for OCB, bringing professional soccer to Brevard County while showcasing our first class facility to deliver an amazing fan experience," said EFSC President Dr. Jim Richey.   "We have worked diligently the past few years to bring partnerships such as these to the college that help drive the local economy and foster greater awareness of our institution.”

OCB also annouced on Thursday that it has signed its first players, defenders Mikey Ambrose and Kyle Callan-McFadden, as well as midfielder Tony Rocha – all pending U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) approval.

“We continue to build a top organization as we march toward our return to USL in 2016,” said OCB Head Coach Anthony Pulis. “To finally have our crest and name, along with our new home for next season, checks off a number of major milestones for the team. In addition, signing our first group of players in Mikey, Kyle and Tony – three talented footballers with a very bright future – allows us start to build the framework of our roster for next year. We look forward to future updates on the team in the coming weeks and months.”

Season tickets for 2016 go on sale today for Orlando City’s MLS Season Ticket Members. 2016 OCB Season Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Oct. 20. Fans can visit www.OrlandoCityB.com for more information. Tickets start at $10 per game during the initial season ticket sales period. The OCB Season Ticket package includes 15 home games plus the OCSC home opener in Orlando.

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