Alexis Garcia goes from biochemist to Orlando City.

Alexis with ILF in Austin, TX. 

Alexis with ILF in Austin, TX. 

While focusing on academics at UT Austin last Spring, Alexis Garcia still had the goal of becoming a pro soccer player in the back of his mind. After hearing that several MLS scouts would be at a tournament in Austin, he decided to join the UT club team after many early mornings of merely training and playing intramurals. 

He scored four goals in four games. Orlando City was hooked. 

He was invited to train with Orlando City youth teams that were in town too. 

He scored four goals in four games...again. Orlando City offered him a delayed contract to finish school. 

Fast forward to 2016 and Alexis Garcia is set to join Orlando City B in May as our newest Lion. 

Look forward to seeing you soon in purple, brother! 

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