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Recognition Week: Orlando City and its Supporters Win Several Awards

ORLANDO (JULY 31, 2015) – Orlando City SC continued its success off the pitch with the Club winning several accolades in the Orlando Weekly’s annual Best of Orlando celebration.

In this year’s edition of Best of Orlando, City was named Best Sports Team, Best New Thing in Orlando, Best Tailgate, Best Salvaging of a Stadium Deal. In addition, recognized supporter group, the Ruckus, was named Orlando Royalty.

The winners were selected by both writers and readers from Central Florida.

The announcement comes after Orlando City’s fans were recently listed as the friendliest and most engaged among Major League Soccer (MLS) teams in the United States, according to a survey by, showcasing the Club’s and city’s effort to repeatedly defy expectations in the team’s inaugural MLS campaign.

“We’re very honored to receive these awards,” said Orlando City Founder and President Phil Rawlins. “It’s a true testament to a lot of hard work put in from not only the Front Office and the team but also our incredible fans, showing once again that Orlando is the ‘Soccer Capital of the South.’”




UPDATE: June 10, 2020 - Major League Soccer announced it will restart the 2020 season with all 26 MLS clubs competing in the MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida beginning July 8. Upon completion of the tournament, MLS plans to continue its regular season with a revised schedule in home markets. The revised schedule may see certain matches from the original 2020 MLS regular season schedule being cancelled or rescheduled. The final number of matches and the schedule for the remainder of the 2020 MLS regular season and related ticket policies will be announced in the coming weeks.