It's been a long time in the making, and tonight it was finally officially announced.
Orlando City SC, the USL PRO team with two third-division league championships in three years, are joining Major League Soccer at the start of the 2015 season as its 21st franchise. The color purple is making its way into the league, and for the most part, folks couldn't be happier.
Here's how the greatest interactive tool of all-time — Twitter — reacted in the moments leading up to and following the official announcement:
I don't think they expected this many people. Cheyenne Saloon too small for the Orlando crowd waiting to hear the MLS announcement. #MLS21— Metrohooligan101 (@MetroHooligan) November 20, 2013
@OrlandoCitySC I dig the purple. Better not get rid of it.— Nioclás Mac Dáibhídh (@pirmas697) November 20, 2013
We made it @OrlandoCitySC— dpiddy (@dantesobe) November 20, 2013
I am super stoked for MLS in the next 10 years or so. #mls21— Phil Clark (@phil_clark) November 20, 2013
(Yeah, you're telling me.)
#MLS21. I can't get over it. So happy.— Austin David (@AustinDavid22) November 20, 2013
I haven't been this happy about anything in forever #MLS21— Collin Berry (@collinaberry) November 20, 2013
Congratulations, Orlando City SC.