Early Friday morning OCSC announced through various media outlets that they have signed Spanish international goalkeeper Iker Casillas from Portuguese side FC Porto. Casillas, who had another year remaining with an option for a third on his Porto contract, will join the Lions when the summer transfer window opens on July 4th.
Orlando City president and minority owner Phil Rawlins was stated in the club's press release, "To describe the Casillas acquisition as massive is certainly an understatement. This is an exciting time and the competition between Joe [Bendik] and Casillas will be something to behold for sure."
Competition is a term one may use loosely as the former Real Madrid keeper has had an illustrious career which has seen him win numerous honors with Real Madrid including five La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League titles amongst his club accolades, as well as leading Spain to their first ever World Cup title in 2010.
With keeper a slight concern at season's opening, it appears as though it may wind up our club's biggest strength during an important juncture this season. More to come as it is reported.