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 Orlando City SC Signs Swiss International Winger Adrian Winter

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Washington, D.C. (Stone Sports Management, LLC) – July 29, 2015

Stone Sports Management, LLC (“SSM”) is pleased to announce Orlando City SC’s signing of Swiss International right-winger Adrian Winter as a Free Agent. Winter, who celebrated his 29th birthday earlier this month, joins his first club outside Switzerland where he played in over 300 matches scoring 48 Goals and providing 38 Assists. His most successful stint was with Swiss Super League club FC Luzern where he spent the last four seasons scoring 20 Goals and providing 28 Assists in 150 games (or 37.5 games per season average). Orlando City SC has been searching for a right-winger replacement to 2014 MVP Kevin Molino who suffered an ACL injury earlier in the season. Winter is known for his pace, ability to beat defenders in wide areas one versus one and to score goals and to provide assists, especially when counter-attacking.

“This is a dream come true for me,” remarked Adrian Winter. “I had several options to remain in the Swiss Super League but ironically after going on holiday to Orlando a few years ago, MLS was one of my goals after I determined it was necessary for me to play outside my home country and seek a new challenge. MLS is growing every year, and I know that the adaptation and competition will not be easy, but I already have felt very welcomed by the club and cannot wait to meet my teammate and the fans. I will do my part to work hard and contribute so that together we can achieve making it to the Playoffs and to lift MLS Cup.”

Winter made his professional debut in the Swiss Challenge league at 22 after moving from his youth club Red Star Zurich to FC Wil. After impressing with FC Will, he moved to FC St. Gallen where he would score 5 Goals in 17 matches and help them to promotion to the Swiss Super League and appeared in over 70 matches. After two more seasons, he made the switch to FC Luzern and caught the eye of the Swiss National Team after scoring 7 Goals and providing 8 Assists helping the club to a UEFA Europe League place and scored the game-winning goal against FC Sion to propel them to the Swiss Cup Finals. The following season he would have similar statistics scoring 9 Goals and providing 8 Assists, including the winning goal against Belgian club K.R.C. Genk in the Europa League.  

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“I want to congratulate Adrian on his move to Major League Soccer and to join Orlando City SC for its inaugural season,” says SSM’s President and Players’ Agent Justin B. Stone. “Orlando City has been a tremendous success and are the thick of the MLS Playoffs race where I am confident that Adrian will integrate well into the team and aid Orlando to reach its season goals.” 

Winter joins an Orlando City SC squad that is currently tied for the last Eastern Conference playoff spot and will be playing next to 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year and Captain Kaká. Winter becomes the first Swiss native to play for the club who has international players hailing from Brazil, Colombia, France, El Salvador, England, Honduras, Jamaica, Ireland, Portugal and Trinidad & Tobago. Orlando has sold out every game this year and will move into a brand new stadium next season.

SSM would like to thank Orlando City SC General Manager Paul McDonough, Head Coach Adrian Heath, and Team Administrator Erik Ustruck for their assistance with this transfer and help welcoming Adrian to Orlando. A big thanks also to Swiss Partners Gold Kick for its collaboration on this transfer.   

Click HERE for Orlando City SC’s 2015 MLS Schedule. Winter currently remains in Switzerland waiting for his P1-Visa and is expected to join the club next week. Please enjoy his FC Luzern Highlights below.  

 You may contact Justin B. Stone by phone at +001 202 712 9104 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.



About Stone Sports Management, LLC

From developmental to Designated Players, Stone Sports Management, LLC is a Washington, DC based boutique agency representing football/soccer players domestically and internationally.  Stone Sports Management takes a cooperative approach to athlete representation in order to provide the most opportunity for its clients.  Since its 2008 inception, Stone Sports Management has represented a versatile client portfolio having negotiated contracts for its clients based in Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Israel, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States.  Follow Stone Sports Management on Twitter @StoneSportsMgmt 

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