Orlando City SC signs Swiss right back Scott Sutter, pending receipt of International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa.
“We are very happy to have secured Scott’s signature,” Lions General Manager Niki Budalic said. “He brings excellent technical ability and will add valuable depth and experience to our defense. We’re excited to see what he will do.”
Sutter, 30, joins the Lions from Swiss Super League side BSC Young Boys, where he has played since 2009. In 2016-17, Sutter made 32 appearances for Young Boys, scoring one goal and two assists in the Swiss Super League and UEFA Champions and Europa leagues.
Sutter originally moved to Switzerland from his native England at age 16 to play with Grasshoppers Zurich. When he was 18 years old, he made his first of 59 appearances with Grasshopper before moving to Young Boys. Sutter, whose father is Swiss, has also made two appearances for the Switzerland national team.
Sutter will occupy an international slot on the Lions roster.