Orlando City Rumors

Four MLS Strikers Orlando City Could Target

Christopher Adams
TORONTO, ON - JULY 17: Jozy Altidore #17 of Toronto FC celebrates his goal during the second half of an MLS game against Orlando City SC at BMO Field on July 17, 2021 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 17: Jozy Altidore #17 of Toronto FC celebrates his goal during the second half of an MLS game against Orlando City SC at BMO Field on July 17, 2021 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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EAST HARTFORD, CT, – NOVEMBER 24: Daniel Rios #14 of Nashville SC celebrates the game winning goal with Captain Dax McCarty #6 of Nashville SC in the second period of overtime during the Audi 2020 Cup Playoff Conference Round One Major League Soccer match against Toronto FC in Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field on November 24, 2020 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Ira L. Black – Corbis/Getty Images)
EAST HARTFORD, CT, – NOVEMBER 24: Daniel Rios #14 of Nashville SC celebrates the game winning goal with Captain Dax McCarty #6 of Nashville SC in the second period of overtime during the Audi 2020 Cup Playoff Conference Round One Major League Soccer match against Toronto FC in Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field on November 24, 2020 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Ira L. Black – Corbis/Getty Images) /

Daniel Rios, Nashville SC

Rios has yet to flourish at the MLS level, but the Mexican is a proven goalscorer and good all-around No. 9. At the USL level, Rios scored 40 goals in 62 games, making him one of the top strikers in USL. He’s yet to shine for Nashville in MLS, scoring just five goals in 30 games, but there is clear talent there. In Orlando’s more attacking system, chances would be there for him to get goals. I doubt he’d ever become a 15+ goal scorer, but he could absolutely bag between eight and ten goals a season. He did just sign an extension with Nashville this offseason for one year plus a club option, but they have a glut of strikers, with Ake Loba, CJ Sapong and Ethan Zubak also on the books.

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