The Orlando Sentinel‘s Paul Tenorio is reporting that Brek Shea is in Orlando training with Orlando City for 10 days.
The arrangement for now is just a training stint, however, it would make sense for Orlando to eventually look into either buying Shea or adding him on loan. The former FC Dallas midfielder signed a four-and-a-half year deal with English Premier League side Stoke City in January 2013 for a transfer fee of £2.5 million.
His former agent, Paul McDonough, is now Orlando City’s general manager. Orlando City president Phil Rawlins was also a director at Stoke City for 14 years before resigning in February.
Despite all the crazy MLS roster rules, FC Dallas do not own his rights since they sold him to Stoke City. Orlando City’s first season in MLS will start in 2015.
Shea only made one appearance for Stoke City in 2013-14, but he did get some playing time while out on loan with Barnsley in the second half of the season.