Scott Bates

Prominent Local Attorney Joins Orlando City Ownership Team

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City Soccer Club is delighted to welcome prominent civil trial attorney, Scott Bates, to the ownership team of the club. Mr. Bates is Vice President and National Managing Partner of the Morgan & Morgan law firm, currently one of the largest law firms in the United States.
Outside of his law practice, Mr. Bates is also a leading light in the local Central Florida soccer community, being the founder and president of United World Soccer, and V.P. of FC America, an Orlando-based premier youth soccer club where he also coached the FC America 92’ boys’ premier team for many years.
“It is great to have someone of Scott’s talents and connections join us on our ownership team,” said Phil Rawlins, Orlando City President. “His commitment to soccer in Central Florida is very well known and his enthusiasm for our project is self-evident. His support will be invaluable as we step up our plans for an MLS franchise for Orlando.”
Mr. Scott’s full bio can be found on the Orlando City website.

UPDATE: March 19, 2020 - In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance to postpone events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks, Major League Soccer has extended the postponement of its matches during this period of time. MLS remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December, as the league did prior to the 2019 season. The league is also identifying other available dates. Throughout this process, MLS will continue to prioritize the safety of our fans, players, employees and partners and to coordinate with federal and local public health authorities as well as other sporting organizations..