Orlando City Soccer Club is an American professional soccer team based inOrlando, Florida that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). Orlando City SC was announced as the league's twenty-first franchise on November 19, 2013. The team's expansion rights were purchased by Brazilian businessman Flávio Augusto da Silva and Phil Rawlins, owners of the USL ProOrlando City Soccer Club. The club began playing in the 2015 MLS season alongside the twentieth franchise New York City FC. Orlando City SC is the first MLS franchise located in the state of Florida since the Miami Fusion F.C.and Tampa Bay Mutiny were folded by the MLS following the 2001 Major League Soccer season.