Orlando City re-sign Adam Grinwis; Brandon Austin heads back to Tottenham

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A duo of changes at the goalkeeper position occurred for Orlando City Saturday afternoon as Brandon Austin returned to his parent club Tottenham Hotspur, while the Lions re-signed former keeper Adam Grinwis to the roster to take his place.

“We thank Brandon for all his hard work during his time here,” Orlando City EVP of Soccer Ops Luiz Muzzi said. “The professionalism and dedication that he showed to improve not only himself, but the team as a whole, did not go unnoticed. We want to wish Brandon the best of luck in the upcoming Premier League season.”

Grinwis re-joins Orlando as a free agent for the remainder of the 2021 season with a club option in 2022.

The recall of Austin comes after just five games played with the Lions, including one clean sheet. His original loan deal was six months, with a club option for an additional six months, but the club decided not to extend the loan.

Instead, the Lions bring back fan favorite Adam Grinwis, who had been training with the team over the last few months as he rehabbed his torn ACL that he suffered in August of 2020 with Sacramento Republic. With the signing, Grinwis becomes the first MLS player to leave and come back to rejoin the Lions.

In his previous stint, Grinwis made five MLS appearances with the Lions as well as four appearances in the U.S. Open Cup.

“We are really happy to welcome Adam back to Orlando City,” Muzzi said, “With Adam we get a player that loves the Club, knows and is comfortable with the guys, and that has a successful history here.”

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