Orange County, FL – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer have issued a proclamation declaring today, Friday August 23, 2013 as Purple Pride Day. The proclamation celebrates the success of the Orlando City Lions soccer club as it fights to bring a second USL PRO Championship to Central Florida. The team first captured that crown in 2011.
The Lions finished the regular season in second place in the league standings with a record of 16 wins, 4 losses, and 6 ties. On Saturday, August 24, the Lions face the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at the Florida Citrus Bowl with the winner moving on to the semifinals held the weekend of August 30 – September 1.
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About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County facebook and twitter pages.