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Orlando City Declines Options on Eight Players for 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Source: Orlando City Soccer Club // announces its updated First Team roster following the conclusion of the 2017 Major League Soccer regular season.

Goalkeepers Joe Bendik and Mason Stajduhar; defenders Scott Sutter, Jonathan Spector, José Aja, Donny Toia and PC; midfielders Will Johnson, Yoshimar Yotún, Richie Laryea and Pierre Da Silva have existing contracts through 2018 or beyond.

Goalkeeper Earl Edwards, Jr.; defenders Rafael Ramos and Tommy Redding; midfielders Cristian Higuita and Tony Rocha; and forwards Dom Dwyer, Cyle Larin and Carlos Rivas had their contract options for the 2018 season exercised by the Club, meaning an additional, previously non-guaranteed year has been added on the player’s contract.

Orlando City declines option on Giles Barnes for 2018. Photo by TJ Waller for Florida National News

The contract options for goalkeeper Josh Saunders; defenders Seb Hines and Conor Donovan; midfielders Antonio Nocerino, Servando Carrasco and Dillon Powers; and forwards Giles Barnes and Hadji Barry were not exercised by the Club. The contracts of defenders Kevin Alston and Devron García, and midfielder Kaká have expired.

Full MLS Roster Rules and Regulations can be found here.

The status for all Orlando City First Team players in alphabetical order is listed below:

  • José Aja – Under contract
  • Kevin Alston – Out of contract
  • Giles Barnes – Option not exercised
  • Hadji Barry – Option not exercised
  • Joe Bendik – Under contract
  • Servando Carrasco – Option not exercised
  • Pierre Da Silva – Under contract
  • Conor Donovan – Option not exercised
  • Dom Dwyer – Option exercised
  • Earl Edwards, Jr. – Option exercised
  • Devron García – Out of contract

  • Cristian Higuita – Option exercised

  • Seb Hines – Option not exercised

  • Kaká – Out of contract

  • Will Johnson – Under contract

  • Cyle Larin – Option exercised

  • Richie Laryea – Option exercised

  • Antonio Nocerino – Option not exercised

  • Victor “PC” Giro – Under contract

  • Léo Pereira – Loan expired

  • Dillon Powers – Option not exercised

  • Rafael Ramos – Option exercised

  • Tommy Redding – Option exercised

  • Carlos Rivas – Option exercised

  • Tony Rocha – Option exercised

  • Josh Saunders – Option not exercised

  • Jonathan Spector – Under contract

  • Mason Stajduhar – Under contract

  • Scott Sutter – Under contract

  • Donny Toia – Under contract

  • Yoshimar Yotún – Under contract

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