Orlando Sentinel

Tesho Akindele


Position: Forward

Age: 29 | Ht.: 6-1 Citizenshi­p: Canada/United States

Previous team: Orlando City The Buzz: A mainstay of the Orlando City attack, Akindele is an important role player for the Lions on offense. He netted three regular-season goals and added two more during the MLS is Back tournament last season, offering depth and leadership to the striker unit.

Position: Midfielder

Age: 34 | Ht.: 5-10 Citizenshi­p: Portugal Previous team: Orlando City The Buzz: As team captain, Nani was a relentless force in coach Óscar Pareja’s new system in 2020, contributi­ng six goals and five assists. The designated player thrived in a revamped offense, which gave him more support to create and didn’t require he carry the scoring load. Nani played a part in recruiting Pato to come to Orlando.

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