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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 24, 2022) - Orlando City B has announced its roster ahead of its inaugural MLS NEXT Pro campaign. The roster comprises a mix of those signed to MLS NEXT Pro contracts, as well as Academy players taking their next step along the Club’s development pyramid. 

“We’re very excited about the opportunity to have Orlando City B competing in MLS NEXT Pro in what is a critical piece of our Club’s development framework” Orlando City Assistant General Manager and Technical Director Ricardo Moreira said. “This is an exciting group of players and we look forward to seeing how they grow and mature in the coming season.”

Ahead of the looming 2022 MLS NEXT Pro campaign, 12 players have been signed to MLS NEXT Pro contracts, including the winner of the 2020-21 Golden Ball presented by adidas Gonzalo Agustoni-Chagas, who helped lead the Orlando City U17s to an MLS Next Cup title a year ago. In addition, MLS SuperDraft selections Brandon Hackenberg and Nick Taylor have each signed to Orlando City B, while Moises Tablante and Javier Otero return to the side after having competed for the Club in USL League One from 2019-20. Midfielder Neicer Acosta Mendez and forward Mauro Bravo Fernandez will each join the side pending an International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa. 

Also competing for Orlando City B this season are a number of Academy products currently on amateur contracts, while First Team players of Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer are eligible to be loaned to the MLS NEXT Pro side throughout the year. 

Head Coach Martín Perelman and company kick off their inaugural MLS NEXT Pro campaign on Saturday, March 26, set to host Chicago Fire FC II at Osceola County Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET. with fans able to sign up for priority ticket access as it becomes available at the link here. The full Orlando City B schedule can be found here.

Orlando City B 2022 Roster
Orlando City B 2022 Roster
Name
Position
Contract
Javier Otero
GK
MLS Next Pro
Isaac Delgado
GK
Academy
Liam Guske
D
Academy
Owen Van Marter
D
Academy
Matias Cruz
D
MLS NEXT Pro
Brandon Hackenberg
D
MLS NEXT Pro
Dominic Bell
D
Academy
Tahir Reid-Brown
D
Academy
Andrew Forth
D
MLS NEXT Pro
Neicer Acosta Mendez
M
MLS NEXT Pro
Erick Gunera-Calix
M
MLS NEXT Pro
Alejandro Granados Torres
M
Academy
Favian Loyola
M
Academy
David Boccuzzo
M
Academy
Brian Lopez
M
Academy
Diego Pareja
M
MLS NEXT Pro
Mauro Bravo Fernandez
F
MLS NEXT Pro
Gonzalo Agustoni-Chagas
F
MLS NEXT Pro
Nick Taylor
F
MLS NEXT Pro
Moises Tablante
F
MLS NEXT Pro
Ethan Subachan
F
Academy
Alejo Tangredi
F
Academy
Ian Silva
F
Academy