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Orlando City and center back Robin Jansson agree to contract extension

Robin Jansson on the ball for ORL at COL


Orlando City SC and center back Robin Jansson have agreed to a contract extension through 2022 with club options through 2024, the club announced Wednesday. 

Jansson, 29, has been a consistent starter since arriving in Orlando in 2019. He has started 50 games over two seasons, including 22 of the side's 23 games in 2020 as the Lions made the playoffs for the first time in club history. 

“Robin is committed to what we are building here at Orlando City, so we are very excited to come to terms on a new deal and secure his place on our roster for future seasons,” Orlando EVP of Soccer Operations Luiz Muzzi said in a club statement. “Having a solid defensive base helped lead us to success last season, and maintaining consistency and stability across our backline was a focus of ours this offseason. Robin has proven to be one of the most formidable defenders in Major League Soccer, and we are happy that this Club has been and will continue to be the place his talents are showcased.”

Jansson was signed from Swedish club AIK in 2019.

The move sees Orlando further solidify their core. Earlier this winter, they turned Antonio Carlos' loan into a permanent deal, ditto for Andres Perea and Rodrigo Schlegel, while also inking Mauricio Pereyra to a contract extension.