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Jonathan Spector lands in Orlando City (video)

Birmingham City coach Gianfranco Zola didn’t want to lose Jonathan Spector, but knew the American defender wanted to head home.

Now we know his destination.

Spector, 30, is back in the United States with Orlando City after almost a decade and a half in Europe with Manchester United, Charlton Athletic, West Ham United, and Birmingham City.

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The last six seasons were spent with Birmingham, where he played 179 times for the Championship side.

Spector appeared eight times for Manchester United in 2003 with three of those matches coming in the Premier League. He made 20 PL appearances for Charlton, and 101 more for West Ham.

It’s a big pickup for Orlando. We just wish it would’ve happened in time for Spector to join USMNT camp.

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