Orlando City SC dismissed coach James O'Connor on Monday after the club collapsed late in the season.

Orlando City was in contention for a playoff spot before finishing 0-4-4 to close the campaign. The Lions finished in 11th place in the 12-team Eastern Conference with 37 points and a 9-15-10 record.

The firing comes one day after Orlando City lost to the Chicago Fire 5-2 to conclude the season.

"On behalf of Orlando City, we want to thank James for all of his efforts during his coaching tenure at Orlando," Orlando City executive vice president of soccer operations Luiz Muzzi said in a statement. "We wish James the best of luck in the next phase of his coaching career."

O'Connor, 40, took over midway through the 2018 season and the club went 2-12-3 the rest of the way. Overall, he went 11-27-13 as Orlando City's coach.

The Lions haven't made the playoffs in their five-year history. The next head coach will be the team's fourth full-time one.

--Field Level Media

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