The expansion side are looking to bolster their squad ahead of their first season in MLS, and a loan move for the England shot-stopper certainly shows ambition.
Butland, 21, is currently on loan at Championship side Derby but that spell ends in January and Orlando will look to bring him in for the first few months of the season.
Butland could gain vital experience abroad as a starter between the sticks, but any deal would have to allow the England Under-21 ‘keeper to return in time for the European Championships at the end of June 2015.Embed from Getty Images
Orlando have strong connections with Stoke City as president Phil Rawlins was formerly a long-term director with the Potters and manager Adrian Heath played for the Premier League club too.
A move to bring in Butland would be a great signing for Orlando but the young star would have to be willing to make the long move away from home.
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