Jordan Schweitzer, the once Seattle Sounders FC Homegrown player, signed with Orlando City FC’s USL affiliate. Schweitzer spent the 2016 season as a regular starter for S2 providing four goals and two assists in 1685 minutes. S2 will lose a traditional defensive midfielder who is smart positionally, a strong passer and a legitimate scoring threat.
The decision to let Schweitzer go may be seen as controversial, but, for his part, the former Sounder leaves expressing his appreciation for the fans and organization.
To all the Seattle fans: Thank you. There are few fans as committed and passionate about the… https://t.co/1gAAzWT0jR— Jordan Schweitzer (@Papaschweitz23) December 6, 2016
#SEATTLELOVE pic.twitter.com/L4sxnnQdhN— Jordan Schweitzer (@Papaschweitz23) December 6, 2016
Schweitzer should challenge for a starting spot in Orlando and provide the leadership that saw him win the S2 armband late in the season.
OCB finished eighth in the USL East with a 9-13-8 -14 record. S2 was 12th in the West at 9-13-8 -15. OCB is likely moving to the new downtown stadium in Orlando rather than playing out in Melbourne, Florida as they did in 2016.