WHERE TO WATCH A GAME
Harry Buffalo – This franchise is close to downtown off of Church Ave, near the Citrus Bowl, so if you’re tailgating you may want to consider pregaming here. Good wings, burgers, and beer on tap means you should be satisfied before hitting up a game or just being social.
Wall Street Plaza – Home to some of the best bars and nightlife spots in the Orlando area, Wall Street Plaza will undoubtedly be showing games in one of its seven venues. Even if you don’t want to watch, there’s surely something for you to do. Follow them on Twitter if you’d want to learn more.
WHERE TO BUY GEAR
United World Soccer – United World is one of the premiere shops in Florida, and they also feature one of the coolest soccer websites around. Get authentic lettering/patches here, so you’ll be ready for Copa America in style. To see what’s in stock today, check out their Instagram.
WHERE TO PLAY PICK UP
XL Sports World – XL Sports World has both indoor and outdoor fields for pickup. You can find 6 on 6 and 9 on 9 matches during the week and on the weekends. They also feature the Sideline pub, a spot where you can watch matches and eat a good meal. Go for it.
WHERE TO BE A TOURIST
Disney Magic Kingdom – Under most circumstances, is there any other reason to come to Orlando? Of course Disney owns the town, and the 47 square mile park is only growing. It’ll take some time to get through it all, but it’s totally worth it.
International Drive – There’s truly something for everyone along this 11 mile stretch of road. Shops, entertainment, attractions, and lodging are all available for visitors to the city.
WHAT TO DO ON MATCHDAY
The Citrus Bowl was renovated and reopened in 2014 in preparation for Orlando City SC, so the digs are sweet. But, most tailgaters start about a mile away at the bars on Church Street before making their way down to the stadium. MLS matches usually include tifo and drummers who make the match incredibly entertaining. Get to the stadium early, it’s gonna’ be fun.