- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 5, 2013
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- MLS Expansion, Orlando Expansion
Trying to stay one step ahead of their potential expansion rivals Miami, Orlando has gone out and turned up the heat just a little bit more today.
Brett Lashbrook, who previously served as special assistant to Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, has officially joined the Orlando City SC front office, the club announced Wednesday. Lashbrook spent the last seven years at MLS’ headquarters in New York City, working closely alongside Garber and MLS President Mark Abbott.
Lashbrook was heavily involved with MLS’ recently completed New York City expansion project, including negotiation and planning for construction of a proposed new soccer stadium.
Orlando snagging a guy with tons of expansion experience as Lashbrook has is a big coup for the club. While he isn’t a David Beckham in terms of name recognition, he may be just the guy to help get them their expansion team in MLS by their target date of 2015.
Truthfully though, they’ll likely still enter in the league in 2016 with a Beckham-run Miami team.
Gotta love how quickly this expansion race is heating back up again.