Orlando City sells minor league franchise rights

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Orlando City Soccer Club has reached an agreement to relocate its minor league franchise rights to Louisville, Kentucky, following its entry into Major League Soccer next year.

The agreement was announced on Wednesday. Louisville's new USL PRO league franchise will begin playing in 2015, as well.

Current Orlando City minority owner Wayne Estopinal is set to become the primary owner of the relocated franchise, while Orlando City will maintain a minority stake in the club.

In addition, the new Louisville club announced that current Orlando City player and coach James O'Connor will become its first head coach.

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