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Orlando City signs Swiss right back Scott Sutter

Sutter comes from Swiss Super League team BSC Young Boys

Swiss-English defender Scott Sutter signed with the Orlando City Lions on Friday, March 3, 2017.
Swiss-English defender Scott Sutter signed with the Orlando City Lions on Friday, March 3, 2017. (Young Boys)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City Soccer on Friday signed Swiss-English defender Scott Sutter, just two days before the first 2017 match in the new Orlando stadium.

Sutter, 30, has played for the Swiss Super League team BSC Young Boys since 2009.

The right back’s contract with Orlando City is pending his international transfer certificate and a P-1 visa, a specific visa for athletes, according to the soccer club.

Sutter is a native of England and had played for the Zurich Grasshoppers since he was 18.

Sutter, who originally played central midfield switched to right back after moving to Switzerland when he was 16, according to the Telegraph.

Sutter will occupy an international slot on the team’s roster.

Orlando City will play its debut match on Sunday at the Lions’ new soccer stadium in Orlando's Parramore neighborhood.

Features of the new 25,000-seat stadium include a 360-degree lower bowl with a canopy overhead to enhance crowd noise and provide shelter from harsh weather conditions.

The field was also designed to be 8 feet below ground level, which gives a view inside the stadium from the main entrance.

The first game of the 2017 season is sold out.

Learn more about transportation options to and from the game here.


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