TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Waived
Pinho, 28, joined the club after twice winning the NASL's Golden Ball and MVP awards, once with the Fort Lauterdale Strikers in 2015 and once with Miami FC in 2017. After he made the step up in class, however, he failed to gain much traction, scoring twice and earning only five starts among his 23 league appearances.
The Brazilian indicated on social media last week that his departure was coming.
“Stefano is a good player who was able to transition well to MLS during his first season in the league last year, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Orlando City SC executive vice president of soccer operations Luiz Muzzi said in a statement. “For us this decision opens an important position in our roster and gives us some added flexibility.”