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Orlando City makes blockbuster moves for Okugo, Collin

Amobi Okugo


The MLS offseason opened on Monday morning with a flurry of activity.

Orlando City SC completed two moves early in the morning to add a couple of bonafide starters to their lineup as they look to compete in their first year in MLS. Orlando City acquired both centerback Aurelien Collin and defensive midfielder Amobi Okugo in trades from Sporting Kansas City and the Philadelphia Union, respectively. Both players were out of contract, but are expected to sign contracts with their new club this week.

Collin, a three-time MLS All-Star and a fierce competitor that turned Sporting KC into a feared team on their way to the 2013 MLS Cup title, was acquired for future considerations and an undisclosed amount of allocation money.

Okugo, who was expected to test the waters in Europe, was acquired for a package that included allocation money and a 2016 MLS second-round draft pick.

The duo join goalkeeper Tally Hall, who’s deal to Orlando City in exchange for allocation money and an international spot was finally made official.

What do you think of these deals?

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  1. I’ve said it beofore and I’ll say it again: Aurelien Colin is one of the worst defenders I’ve seen with the ball at his feet. I can’t imagine why anyone would pay him big money to hoof the ball out of bounds or 20 yards past his forwards. It’s SHOCKINGLY bad.

    • Seriously. They could already field probably the best expasion team starting lineup (minus a striker) ever assembled, and they haven’t even gone through the expansion draft or an entire transfer window yet.

    • Yeah, you gotta think others were interested in Collin. I wish Seattle had him. Him and Marshall would be nice, to put it midly.
      I wonder if the expansion draft keeps other teams from moving on him. Every player you bring in, means not protecting one more.

  2. Man, KC’s great D that won it all, has changed. I saw that some had KC not protecting Meyer either ?


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