ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - On Tuesday, the Orlando City Soccer Club announced that they have parted ways with General Manager of Soccer Operations Niki Budalic.
“I would like to thank Niki for these past three seasons with us and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” CEO Alex Leitão said. “We start a new year with many projects to look forward to, including strengthening our soccer operations department for the MLS and NWSL teams, opening a new training complex as well as kicking off the season with a revamped Academy structure and OCB sitting at the top of the player development pyramid in the USL League One. We welcome all 2019 has to offer with open arms and look forward to a great year with our staff, players and supporters.”
The departure is effective immediately.
Budalic joined the club in January 2016 as an Assistant General Manger and was promoted in December 2016. He then served as the General Manager of Soccer Operations for both Orlando city in MLS and Orlando Pride in the NWSL.