Orlando Lions

Discussion in 'Orlando City SC' started by Orlando FC, May 3, 2010.

  1. Orlando FC

    Orlando FC Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am trying to find as much information about the Orlando Lions as possible. I've found lots of stats and news articles (well, lots considering they didn't exist very long) but nothing about the colors they used to wear.

    I found the logo, but it's in black and white.

    Anyone have any pics of the old uniforms or logo w/ color?
     
  2. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I seemed to remember from the first season in ASL back in '88 they had all blue tops and all white tops and I think white shorts. Somewhere in a box in the basement I may have some prorgrams from that first season. But they may have gotten thrown out in one of my moves.

    If someone has contact info for Mark Dillion. He could probably give you more info for their first season in ASL and the year they played before that.
     
  3. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd point you to his old website, but they finally shut it down since Mark is working with Steve Donner now.
     
  4. FLSoccerGran

    FLSoccerGran BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 2, 2005
    Poinciana, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You might try his Facebook page!
     
  5. Rich P

    Rich P Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Cleveland, OH
    I can confirm what ButlerBob sad about the Lions colors. The game jersey I have is all white, with the logo in navy blue and gold (I believe this was the road shirt). The home was all navy with white piping and numbers with gold in the logo.
     
  6. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You could suggest him as a friend. :)
     
  7. Orlando FC

    Orlando FC Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any chance you could take a pic? Front, back, and closeup of the logo?

    I'm working with a graphic designer to come up with a crest for AO - Orlando and I was hoping to find a little inspiration in the old uniforms.

    And could you email it to orlandoamericanoutlaws@gmail.com?

    Pretty please...? :D
     
  8. TheHun

    TheHun Member

    May 5, 2005
  9. Orlando FC

    Orlando FC Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I didn't see two, only one. And wow, I'm so unimpressed it hurts.

    Many thanks for the links.
     
  10. TheHun

    TheHun Member

    May 5, 2005
    You are welcome.

    Yes - pretty simple kits -the 1993 was kind of like Fulham white top, black shorts: love the club, jerseys are meh.

    But not every club can be the Rowdies ... I prefer classic to the flash of many modern jerseys.

    Whatever you do - don't design the puke like kits of the MLS - Wiz, Clash and Burn. :eek:

    Stick with the tried and true. Hoops and stripes have been around for over 100 years and still look good.
     
  11. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah kinda lame.
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    Why do you want the Lions? The last 2 pro teams were the Sharks and the Sundogs!
    [​IMG]

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  12. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Never ever ever mention the Sundogs.
     
  13. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well at least they had a better logo.
     
  14. ButlerBob

    ButlerBob Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can't blame Mark Dillion for that logo in 1988. It was the new ownership group that came up with that. It was a friend of the marketing/sales director that came up with design.
     
  15. dstefano36

    dstefano36 New Member

    May 17, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    The Lions had a pretty good history and are a great name for both the purists and contemporaries. IF the team ever comes it would be a good way to start. Anyone have any news about it? Seems to have gone quiet.
     
  16. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What are you asking for exactly? Did you see the press release earlier this month from Orlando Pro Soccer?
     
  17. dstefano36

    dstefano36 New Member

    May 17, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Maybe I missed it. Does the team have a name? a coach or GM? Where are they going to play? It seems like a lot of noise was made about the press conference and nothing has happened since
     
  18. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To my knowledge this is the only official press release so far from the club. They haven't announced anything, except that they plan on announcing things in the future. ;)


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  19. dstefano36

    dstefano36 New Member

    May 17, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    BTW- the Lions initial colors were dark blue shirts, white shorts and red socks.
     
  20. JClarke

    JClarke New Member

    Sep 17, 2010
    Hello,

    My name is John Clarke and the away jerseys were blue (see photo) and the home was white. We did not have the radio station adversement on the shirt in 1990. I am not sure how to put the picture in here as I do still have the away jersey and I think my dad still has the home jersey.

    John
     
  21. TheHun

    TheHun Member

    May 5, 2005
  22. dstefano36

    dstefano36 New Member

    May 17, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    The Lions in the early days wore navy shirts, white shorts and red socks. They wore all white when they beat Norwich City 4-2 in the Citrus Bowl circa 87. The 90's Lions were sponsored by Diadora and so they probably were wearing what was provided. I doubt that any club back then was wearing a custom look
     
  23. Papadop

    Papadop Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Metro Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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