ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City SC has signed defender Antônio Carlos Cunha Capocasali Júnior, more commonly known as Antônio Carlos, ahead of the 2020 Major League Soccer (MLS) season. After spending the last three years in Brazil’s Série A, the Brazilian international joins the Lions on a one-year loan with an option to buy at the conclusion of the 2020 campaign.
“We are thrilled to welcome Antônio Carlos to Orlando City. He is an experienced center back, having played many seasons in Brazil’s top-flight, that brings both speed and a great ability in the air to our back line,” said Orlando City EVP of Soccer Operations Luiz Muzzi. “We are very happy to make this move ahead of the new year and are excited to see all that Antônio Carlos will accomplish in 2020.”
Antônio Carlos joins the Lions from Brazilian Série A side Palmeiras, where he