Irish interest in MLS: Orlando City SC take on New York City FC

The football tourment between Orlando City SC and New York City FC have already finished, it’s no doubt that this is a really wonderful fight. And in UTfif15coins‘ view, Kaka and David Villa is the brightest in the football field.

Orlando City SC host New York City FC with the showdown pitting Brazilian playmaker Kaka against Spanish striker David Villa with the two household names making their debuts for their respective teams.

But there’s a healthy Irish interest in the fixture too.

Sean St. Ledger recently joined the Florida-based outfit but must wait for his first MLS start as Orlando coach Adrian Heath, the former Everton striker, named him on the bench.

The game will be refereed by Corkman Alan Kelly who moved to the US last January to take up a position with the country’s Professional Referees Organization (PRO) after a lengthy spell officiating in his native land.

After joining the League of Ireland referees panel in 1999, it wasn’t long before Kelly had made the Fifa list and began to take charge of Champions League and Europa League matches.

Last term , he was assigned 15 MLS games while he also has a training and development role with PRO.