Orlando City signs third DP with addition of Malmo’s Yoshi Yotun


If Orlando City falls short of making the MLS Cup playoffs in 2017 it won’t be for a lack of trying.

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The Lions had already been busy during the summer with the addition of Sporting KC and U.S. Men’s National Team striker Dom Dwyer, but Orlando continued to make moves on Friday with the signing of a third Designated Player.

The club announced the signing of Peruvian attacker Yoshimar “Yoshi” Yotun from Swedish champions Malmo, making the 27-year-old the club’s third DP alongside Kaka and Carlos Rivas.

Yotun has become a regular with the Peru national team, making 64 appearances for the South American nation, including playing in three Copa America competitions (2011, 2015, 2016).

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Currently, Jason Kreis and Orlando sit two points behind the Columbus Crew for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, however, the Lions do hold a match in hand over Greg Berhalter’s side.