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By Mike Gramajo
While most Americans that are playing abroad are heading to Brazil this summer for the World Cup, midfielder Brek Shea will begin training with Orlando City SC.
According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, the winger, who’s under contract with Stoke City of the Barclays Premier League, will join the Lions on a 10-day training stint.
The report states that Paul McDonough, OCSC general manager and former agent of Shea, confirmed that the stint is for training purposes only, however, there is also interest in the player for the upcoming inaugural MLS season for Orlando in 2015.
Shea is coming off a somewhat productive season in the Championship, where he played for Barnsley FC on loan from Stoke City. The former FC Dallas man mad eight appearances for the Tykes after only making five appearances for the Potters since joining last year.
With the latest report of Shea training with Orlando is rather new, the report is not the first of many players that have been rumored in joining Orlando in 2015. Transfer rumors of AC Milan and Brazilian stars Ricardo Kaka and Robinho have hit the wire as of recent, along with former Liverpool and Englishman Joe Cole has hit Orlando City transfer rumors.
The Report also comes out on the same day after Spanish newspaper Marca reported that Atletico Madrid and Spanish National Team forward David Villa is set to join New York City FC in 2015, who are also expected to join MLS the same year with Orlando.
What do you think of the report? Do you think Orlando City are looking to be contenders in the first season in MLS in 2015?