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House of Reps stalemate not deterring Orlando City

Orlando City are determined to push on with their pursuit of becoming a MLS expansion franchise.

The USL Pro club are in the running to gain the 20th MLS license but their plans recently took a hit when a House of Representatives bill regarding the development of a stadium in downtown Orlando was not passed.

Despite that occurring, president Phil Rawlins is confident that the Lions will become a MLS club whilst he is at the helm.

"The MLS is going to happen here in Orlando," Rawlins told a local media outlet, according to the club's official Twitter feed. "We're not going to let one hurdle deter us from bringing MLS in Orlando."

He added: "(Our aim is) to have an alternative funding plan in place by the end of May to keep on our timeframe of MLS."

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