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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Mauricio Pereyra, Nani, Lewis Morgan, Nicolas Figal, Will Trapp
Orlando City SC v Inter Miami CF / Mark Brown/GettyImages

3. Inter Miami

I want the "Florida Derby" to mean something and be a hotly contested war for the Union's quirkiest state, but I nothing Inter Miami. The David Beckham-owned franchise in Ft. Lauderdale doesn't register as anything for me. To me, a rivalry is fueled by hatred and genuine comtempt, as well as a history of competition. So far, the Herons have failed to deliver on either front.

Like the Rowdies matchup, this feels more like a good Twitter beef and an occasional meme as opposed to a proper derby. Maybe if Miami can ever turn the corner or if something big happens between the two things will change, but as of now this feels like a manufactured rivalry.

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