Orlando City SC History

Ranking Orlando City's Rivalries

Christopher Adams
Sep 10, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Orlando City forward Benji Michel (19) is tripped up by Atlanta
Sep 10, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Orlando City forward Benji Michel (19) is tripped up by Atlanta / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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Rivalries are one of the best parts of sports, but they're also one of the hardest things to build from the ground up. It's almost a running joke within the Major League Soccer community that the league tries to manufacture rivalries, and matchups like Sporting Kansas City and Minnesota are marketed as bitter feuds when really they're just kind of close to each other.

That being said, Orlando City has built matchups resembling real rivalries over its eight seasons in Major League Soccer, and before tomorrow's unique local derby with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, I want to rank them. If you think I'm missing a matchup or incorrectly defining "rivalry" please discuss what you qualify as an Orlando City rivalry and we'll reasses this list.

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