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Yesterday Orlando City SC announced that the club had parted ways with General Manager of Soccer Operations Niki Budalic . The move comes at the end of the club’s worst MLS season that saw the team Budalic helped build fail pretty miserably. Following the acquisitions of Justin Meram and Sacha Kljestan and a large roster overhaul, the club was generally expected to do well. Instead, things got ugly fast and resulted in firing Jason Kreis midway through the season, after which Budalic and club CEO Alex Leitão stated that the new coach would be expected to win with the current squad…which didn’t happen. That failure seemed to seal Budalic’s fate and he will move on after spending three years with the club.

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