TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Signing
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“We’ve been extremely pleased with Joey’s progression and skill set shown during the preseason and are very excited to be able to offer him a contract with the First Team,” Orlando executive VP of soccer operations Luiz Muzzi said in a statement. “Joey has shown great composure on the ball, vision on the field and we expect him to provide some additional depth and competition in the midfield.”
NEWS: Orlando City SC Signs 2020 MLS SuperDraft Selection Joey DeZart. #VamosOrlando— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) February 21, 2020
The 21-year-old holding midfielder was taken by the Lions at No. 31 overall in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft, with their first pick of the second round. The Jackson, N.J. native joins the Lions following four years at Wake Forest University, where he recorded 65 appearances for the Demon Deacons with 53 starts, scoring two goals and adding four assists.
DeZart was called into camp for the Jamaican U-20 national team in 2016.