Orlando City’s roster rebuild ahead of the 2019 season is underway.
The club on Tuesday confirmed it will send Libyan left back/winger Mohamed El-Munir to LAFC in exchange for Portuguese left back João Moutinho, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
Moutinho played in 14 games (10 starts) for LAFC last season. El-Munir started as a left back for Orlando City, but new coach James O’Connor — who was hired midseason — used him more as a winger.
El-Munir was part of a massive roster rebuild ahead of the 2018 season. He’s the latest player to be moved. Orlando City traded Brazilian left back/midfielder PC during the half-day trade window on Sunday. Several players have already said their goodbyes to Orlando City after their options weren’t picked up.
Orlando City finished last season 8-22-4 (28 points), the worst record in the club’s MLS history.