Orlando City SC's Brek Shea, partner Carling welcome first child into the world | SIDELINE

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Orlando City SC winger and noted free spirit Brek Shea became a father on Wednesday, as he and his partner Carling welcomed their daughter, Phoenix, into the world.

As you may recall, Brek and Carling announced their impending arrival with a pretty memorable Instagram post back in August.

The lanky Texan handled Wednesday's big news in more straightforward fashion, retweeting a warm message of congratulations from OCSC's official account:

Helpfully, the club also broadcast messages of support and advice from two teammates who've already entered fatherhood:

Shea recently returned to match action for the Lions after missing several weeks due to a groin injury. Will Phoenix's arrival inspire him to new heights as Orlando chase a playoff spot this fall, or will newborn-inflicted sleep deprivation knock him for a loop? (Or perhaps both?) Let us know in the comments section below.