Heath Turns Down MLS Offer To Remain Head Coach Of Orlando City

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ORLANDO, Fla. —

Orlando City Soccer Club head coach Adrian Heath signed a new 3-year contract with the Lions turning down a potential head coaching offer, and more money, with Major League Soccer's Toronto FC.

Heath told Channel 9 sports anchor Joe Kepner that he's very happy in Orlando and at this time it wasn't "worth leaving."

Heath has led Orlando City to a United Soccer League championship and two regular season USL championships.

According to the Lions head coach, Toronto offered an assistant coaching position with the understanding that he would eventually become the head coach. He said he chose to stay in Orlando because of his relationship with the players and team owner Phil Rawlins.

Heath also said Orlando City's push to join the MLS played a role in his decision, "As long as the club keeps progressing and improving, I'm happy to drive it."