Orlando City SC Hires James O’Connor as Head Coach

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In case you missed it, Orlando City Soccer hired a new Head Coach.

James O’Connor joins the Lions from a stint at Louisville City FC, taking the reigns from interim head coach Bobby Murphy. He

Louisville City currently sits in third in the USL Eastern Conference and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with wins over MLS side New England Revolution in the fourth round and USL side Nashville SC in the Round of 16.

O’Connor began his soccer career as a player. The Ireland-native played for nearly a decade for then-English First Division side Stoke City, as well as West Bromwich Albion, Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday. Notably, O’Connor also played for Orlando City from 2012 to 2014 during its USL Pro days.

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