2015 in Review Day 20: Seb Hines

Sebastian (Seb) Hines was signed by Orlando city in February 2015 from English League One side Middlesbrough in a loan agreement. Prior to joining Orlando City in the  MLS, Hines had over 80 appearances in English football on sides ranging from League One to EPL and the Champions League.

Sebastian Hines headshot (c) MLS.com; MLS.com retains all copyright to this image.
StatisticValueStatisticValue
Games Played23Shots14
Games Started21Shots on Goal4
Goals1Offsides0
Minutes1925Yellow Cards3
Assists0Red Cards0

2015 Summary: Hines brought some EPL experience to Orlando City, and represented another mature player to help mentor so many of the younger lads on the roster. There were times when Hines made some great plays to help us in defense, and there were also times when he completely missed attackers moving in on goal, allowing far too easy shots on our goal. But I watched plenty of our opponents do the same when we were on attack, so it seems to be something that happens to almost everyone if they spend enough time defending their own net.

2016 Prediction: With the fact that Hines was on loan and had an up-and-down year for Orlando City in 2015, I predict a less than 50% chance he will return to Orlando City in 2016. My feeling is that either he will go back to his home club Middlesbrough, or that he might be involved in some sort of sign-and-trade agreement with another side in MLS or International soccer if Middlesbrough decides to sell his rights on to another club.

What do you think? Do you believe Hines will or should be brought back to Orlando City's first team in 2016? What was your favorite Seb Hines moment in 2015? Let me know in the comments.