Orlando City picks up goalkeeper Josh Saunders in trade with NYCFC

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The MLS veteran heads to Orlando in exchange for a draft pick one day after the club traded goalkeeper Patrick McLain.

Orlando City has picked up veteran goalkeeper Josh Saunders in a trade with New York City FC. In exchange, NYCFC will get Orlando City's natural fourth-round draft pick in 2019.

Orlando traded one of its goalkeepers, Patrick McLain, to Minnesota United on Thursday as part of a deal that sent midfielder Kevin Molino to Minnesota. 

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“Josh is a veteran MLS goalkeeper that will add championship experience, leadership and depth to our side with 125 appearances in 11 years in the league,” Orlando general manager Niki Budalic said in a news release Friday. “[Coach] Jason Kreis is very familiar with Josh from his time in New York and Real Salt Lake and is looking forward to working with him again.”

Saunders joins Orlando after a productive stint with NYCFC over the last two seasons. He racked up 66 starts and 12 clean sheets, and spent the 2015 season playing under Kreis.

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