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Orlando City Names Former USL President Tim Holt VP/Development

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 04 / 15

Orlando City SC announced today that it has hired former USL President Tim Holt as VP/Development. Holt, who resigned from the USL in March after 16 years with the league, including the last six in the top job, will oversee initiatives focused on expanding the MLS club’s brand in Florida, ar...

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