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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MONTREAL, QC – JULY 17: Brandon Vazquez #19 of FC Cincinnati controls the ball against Zachary Brault-Guillard #15 and Zorhan Bassong #19 of CF Montreal in the second half during the MLS game at Saputo Stadium on July 17, 2021 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. CF Montreal defeated FC Cincinnati 5-4. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC – JULY 17: Brandon Vazquez #19 of FC Cincinnati controls the ball against Zachary Brault-Guillard #15 and Zorhan Bassong #19 of CF Montreal in the second half during the MLS game at Saputo Stadium on July 17, 2021 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. CF Montreal defeated FC Cincinnati 5-4. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) /

Brandon Vazquez, FC Cincinnati

This might be a bit of an odd shout, but Vazquez is an interesting player in this league. He has just nine goals across five MLS seasons playing for Atlanta United and FC Cincinnati, but he has value. Last season, Vazquez had 0.42 goals per 90 minutes, the top third in the league amongst strikers, and was in the top ten percent for assists per 90 with 0.32. He’s also a good defensive forward, ranking the top ten percent for just about every defensive metric amongst forwards. On top of all that, he’s still only 23 and could realistically continue to improve. I have no idea how available he’d be, as he could be the type of hardworking forward Pat Noonan is looking for at FC Cincinnati, but with Brenner on the books, Vazquez could be gettable.

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