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Orlando City Signs Trinidadian International Kevin Molino

March 18, 2011 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Orlando City SC News Release

ORLANDO - Orlando City Soccer Club is proud to announce the signing of Trinidadian international midfielder Kevin Molino to a multi-year contract, pending US Soccer Federation approval.

"It's a great feeling joining the team," said Molino. "This is the first team I've played on outside of Trinidad. It's been a great experience so far."

Molino joins the Lions fresh off the 2010-2011 Digicel Pro League season in Trinidad and Tobago where he won the Toyota Classic, Trinidad and Tobago's national championship tournament, with Ma Pau SC. The 20-year old has spent his entire professional career in Trindad, beginning with San Juan Jabloteh in 2008 before moving to Ma Pau when he was just 18 years old. Molino has made four appearances for the Trinidad and Tobago Senior National Team, most recently at the 2010 Caribbean Championship. Fellow Trinidadian international Devorn Jorsling joined Orlando City in January.

"Kevin is someone I've known about personally for two or three years," said Head Coach Adrian Heath. "He's just twenty years old, already on the national team, and is already known as one of the most exciting talents they've had in a long, long time. I'm really excited about what he can develop into. We're really excited to have him on board."

Molino made his first appearance for Orlando City late in the match against BK Häcken on March 5th. He injected energy into the team and helping to spark Lewis Neal's goal in the 75th minute. Ten days later, Molino registered his first start against Rollins College. He recorded his first assist of the preseason with a nifty pass to Max Griffin, who scored the first of the Lions three goals in victory over the Tars.

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