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2022 Orlando City Season in Review: Benji Michel

Benji Michel joined Orlando City as a Homegrown Player on New Year’s Eve back in 2018. The club exercised the forward’s option for 2022 after the conclusion of the 2021 season, bringing him back after a second straight year of seven goal contributions in the regular season. Let’s...
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The pros and cons of playing Benji Michel as a striker

In the last two games, most notably the historic 5-1 win over the New York Red Bulls in the US Open Cup semifinals, Orlando City manager Oscar Pareja made a few tactical tweaks to open up the game. The most notable of these adjustments was the decision to play homegrown forward Benji Michel as an out-and-out striker.

This Could be the Year for Benji Michel

Orlando's best Homegrown signing to date Benji Michel has been on the cusp of a breakout for the last two seasons. The winger scored nine goals across 2020 and 2021 and represented the United States during Olympic qualifying in 2021, but he's yet to fully become a high-level MLS player.
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2021 Orlando City Season in Review: Benji Michel

Orlando City made Benji Michel the club’s fifth ever Homegrown Player signing on Dec. 31, 2018. After a promising first two years in purple, the club picked up Michel’s option for 2021 following the 2020 season. Michel had scored five goals in each of his first two MLS seasons and seemed to be trending upwards heading into 2021.