Oscar Pareja opens Orlando City SC tenure with 3-0 preseason win

New manager Oscar Pareja opened his first preseason in charge of Orlando City SC on Saturday with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Stetson University at the club's training facility.

The match was a closed-door friendly and results were not immediately available, though Pareja opted for a largely youthful lineup, according to the team's Twitter account.

In addition to hiring Pareja, the Lions have been one of the busier MLS teams this offseason in terms of acquisitions. Most recently, Orlando signed Peru national team goalkeeper Pedro Gallese on a free transfer. They also signed a pair of Brazilians in the last 30 days, making a permanent move for Corinthians winger Junior Urso and securing Palmeiras center back Antonio Carlos on loan.

Orlando's preseason continues next Saturday against Columbus Crew SC.

 

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