Orlando City hire expansion expert to help push for place in MLS

Orlando City hire expansion expert to help push for place in MLS

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Orlando City hire expansion expert to help push for place in MLS

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By DAN KARELL

The man who was the lead figure in Major League Soccer’s plans to build a stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park has left MLS for Orlando City SC.

Brett Lashbrook has accepted a position with Orlando’s USL club, where according to a release, he will be working to help finalize a stadium deal and eventually negotiate MLS expansion, trying to achieve the club’s personal goal of entering the league by 2015.

The last seven years, Lashbrook served as the special assistant to MLS Commissioner Don Garber working on the latest New York City expansion team, NYC FC, and potentially a stadium in Queens, New York. Lashbrook will officially begin with Orlando City on June 10.

What do you make of this news? Do you believe the Flushing Meadows stadium plans are done? Do you see Lashbrook helping bring MLS to Florida by 2015?

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