By MIKE GRAMAJO
Orlando City SC finally have a new logo to go with their 2015 inaugural Major League Soccer season.
The Orlando Sentinel first reported on Tuesday morning OCSC’s newest crest, which features a one-headed golden Lion with 21 flares around it that represents the Sunshine State while also representing Orlando City as the 21st expansion franchise in MLS. The color purple surrounds the lion while ‘Orlando City’ is inscribed in white lettering beneath.
The logo was initially revealed to club employees on Monday afternoon in a private party in downtown Orlando, and it was designed by Orlando City season ticket holder David Brotherton, who beat out other local design firms in an open competition.
Along with the logo unveiling comes a re-branding campaign that the club will carry on for about month, featuring painted murals on the side of seven privately owned buildings around downtown Orlando.
OCSC are expected to kick off their inaugural season in MLS in less than a year from now, playing the entire 2015 season in a refurbished Florida Citrus Bowl after experiencing delays building a soccer-specific stadium.
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