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Ireland international Sean St Ledger fired from Orlando City FC

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
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Ireland international Sean St Ledger has been fired from Orlando City for “a serious breach of club policy".

The 30-year old Ireland international made the move to the States in March after a successful trial and had been performing well for the Lions, keeping them in the hunt for a play-off spot.

It had been suggested that the former Ipswich, Leicester and Preston man was being let go to make way for the Real Madrid academy defender David Mateos during the week

But in a brief statement the club confirmed that St Ledger was axed for a more serious reason but it has not emerged what that reason is.

St Ledger has been capped 37 times for Ireland but has slipped down the pecking order during Martin O’Neill’s tenure. He scored Ireland’s only goal at Euro 2012, a diving header against Croatia, and was a regular under Giovanni Trapattoni.

St Ledger signed with the team on March 5, and was making a salary of $124,992 after being let go by Ipswich Town last December.