Supporters Derby Day!

It's the day Orlando City supporters look forward to every year! No, they didn't recalculate the standings and Orlando City hasn't been placed in the playoffs and are preparing for a playoff semifinal. It's much more important than that. For today it's the annual Orlando City Supporters Derby. ILF and Ruckus will do battle for bragging rights and the trophy (that doesn't exist but I'm sure will at some point in the future). ILF is the defending champ after crushing the Ruckus 20-4 in last year's matchup. But it's a whole new ballgame as this year it will be a full field, 11 v. 11 match as compared to last year's indoor affair.  

As for the matchup ILF return much of the squad that dominated in all facets last season. The boys in purple's vaunted back line, led by stud keeper Steve O, will look to stop any Ruckus attack so they can get the ball quickly up field to star striker Ralf "I'm Not Grape" Lance.  

On the other side of the pitch The Ruckus appear to be in turmoil. Sources tell us that numerous star players have been left off the Ruckus squad. There are even rumors that we may see an appearance by "My Lord" on the ILF sidelines. But don't count out The Ruckus just yet. They must have a few tricks up their sleeves to leave off talented players like Tim "Sure Hands" Allen.  

It should be a fun matchup. So get down to MLK Park Field 1 in Winter Park at 6 p.m. for tonight's kickoff. Or don't. Whatever. It's your life. Miss out on all the fun and have to read about it on Facebook and Twitter later. Your loss. See you on the pitch! 


ILF Mailbag


Each day here at offices we receive numerous comments and questions into our mailbox. So we figured we'd answer some of those questions in a new series we're calling "ILF Mailbag". Onto the questions!

Please stop with the fake posts. They are not funny. I ran my car into a light pole when I read the Neymar news only to later find out it wasn't true. Please be respectful and only report true things.

- Eric, Madrid

Eric, thanks for reading the blog! First off, you probably shouldn't be on your phone while driving. Doesn't seem very safe. That may be more your fault than it is ours.  

Second of all, we fully believe in the information we receive from our sources. Neymar was in serious talks to join Orlando City but negotiations fell through. It happens sometimes. But that won't stop us from reporting on the news as we get it. As the great Michael Scott once said, quoting the legendary Wayne Gretzky "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take".  

Who do you think has the best hair on the club? 

 - Bryan, Orlando 

With the recent departure of Estrella this one is tough to call. There are many worthy candidates. You have the flowing blond locks of Brek Shea. Or the clean, close look Kevin Molino has been spotted sporting recently. But for our money you can't beat the wonderful hairstyle of the Mastermind and Crafter himself, head coach Adrian Heath. No matter how heated Inchy gets at the referees his hair always seems to stay in place. Kudos to his hairstylist!

What do you guys think of the signing of Antonio Nocerino?  

 - Piper, Windemere, Florida 

While you can find out what we think Nocerino's signing will mean for central Florida here, we'll break down what it could mean for the club itself. Nocerino brings a world of experience with him and should link up with his former AC Milan teammate Kaka very nicely. We just hope his arrival won't stunt the growth of our young midfielders like Carlos Rivas and Cristian Higuita. 

I want to play for your club. I am great midfielder and score many goals. Please tell me how to sign up to play for your club.  

 - Yassine, Algeria 

Yassine, thank you for your interest in our club. We regret to inform you that we are all filled up at midfield after our recent signing of the man they call Derek "Long Legs" Sheiman. We will have tryouts for next year's squad in late December off the south coast of France. Hope to see you there.  

I love the passion and pride you guys have for Orlando City. You guys always kill it in the terraces. And this blog is absolutely hilarious and informative. Keep up the great work! How do I become a member of your illustrious club? 

 - Rob,  Chicago

Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate it and hope to continue to make you proud. Memberships are available online or at select tailgates this season. Please keep your eyes on our Twitter or Facebook pages as to when that will be. 

That wraps up the inaugural edition of the ILF mailbag. If you have any questions you want answered in the next edition of the mailbag email us at or by using the contact button of this website. See you in the terraces!