USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Thursday, February 25, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. – Two-time USL Most Valuable Player Kevin Molino’s first season in Major League Soccer came to an abrupt end due to injury last year, but attacking midfielder is starting to take flight this preseason.
Molino had an assist, and was also brought down for a penalty kick as Orlando took a 2-1 victory against Toronto FC on Sunday, as he continued to build up his fitness ahead of the new season.
“I just feel like I’m flying,” Molino told OrlandoCitySC.com’s Allison Cary after the win. “It felt great. It’s always feels good to be back on the pitch.”
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Molino had a record-setting 2014 season in the USL as he led the league with 20 goals, and also added nine assists to claim his second MVP award in the league. Expectations were high for the Trinidad & Tobago international, but a torn ACL suffered against Ponte Preta in an exhibition brought those to an abrupt end.
As he returns close to full fitness, though, Molino is starting to find his form.“You can just see the difference he makes for us,” Orlando Coach Adrian Heath said. “He just gives us such composure and quality in the final third. To get him back… will be huge for everybody.”