2019 Orange County SC season

The 2019 Orange County SC season is the club's ninth season of existence, and their ninth consecutive season in the United Soccer League Championship, the second tier of American soccer. Orange County will also compete in the U.S. Open Cup.

Orange County SC
2019 season
OwnerJames Keston
Head CoachBraeden Cloutier
USL ChampionshipWestern Conference: 5th
USL Championship PlayoffsConference Quarterfinals
U.S. Open CupSecond Round
Highest home attendanceLeague/All: 5,122
(October 19 vs. Fresno FC)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 1,558
(April 10 vs. Tacoma)
All : 400
(May 15 vs. Orange County FC (NPSL), (USOC) )
Average home league attendance3,192
Biggest win4–0
(April 10 vs. Tacoma)
Biggest defeat2–6
(October 26 at Real Monarchs, USL Cup QF)
← 2018
2020 →

Orange County struggled in the opening weeks, going winless through the first four weeks (0-2-2), and capturing only four wins in the first 17 games (4-6-7). Competitive success was inconsistent until a victory over Reno 1868 FC in week 21, when OCSC then went on to gather ten wins in 14 games, including a 6 game win streak. OCSC finished 5th in the Western Conference in the regular season with 54 points[1], two points behind Real Monarchs SLC. Orange County travelled to Zion's Bank Stadium for the first round quarterfinal playoff game and lost to the host Monarchs 2-6.[2] In the U.S. Open Cup, Orange County were eliminated in the first round by Orange County FC losing 3-5 on penalties[3], failing to win a game in the competition for the fifth time in club history.

2019 marked the second season with Braeden Cloutier as the club's head coach, and the first season with former player Richard Chaplow as assistant coach. The season average of 3,192 fans per home match was the largest average in club history, and the third consecutive season that the average attendance had increased.

Current rosterEdit

As of June 23, 2019[4]
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Frederik Due   Denmark
2 Defender Kevin Alston   United States
3 Defender Joe Amico   United States
4 Defender Leonardo   Brazil
5 Defender Hugo Arellano (on loan from LA Galaxy)   United States
6 Defender Michael Orozco   United States
7 Forward Jerry van Wolfgang   Netherlands
8 Midfielder Liam Trotter   England
9 Forward Michael Seaton   Jamaica
11 Forward Harry Forrester   England
12 Midfielder Daniel Crisostomo   United States
13 Forward Vinicius   Brazil
14 Midfielder Aodhan Quinn   United States
15 Midfielder Sebastien Des Pres   United States
16 Forward Kevin Coleman   United States
17 Forward Darwin Jones   United States
18 Midfielder Connor Gordon   United States
19 Forward Giovanni Ramos-Godoy   United States
20 Midfielder Christian Duke   United States
21 Midfielder Francis Jacobs   United States
22 Midfielder Koji Hashimoto   Japan
23 Defender Owusu-Ansah Kontor   Ghana
24 Goalkeeper Carlos López   United States
25 Goalkeeper Aaron Cervantes   United States
26 Defender Walker Hume   United States
27 Midfielder Edson Alvarado   United States
Midfielder Bryang Kayo   United States
33 Forward Diego Lopez   United States

Technical StaffEdit

Role
General Manager Oliver Wyss
Assistant GM Peter Nugent
Technical Director Frans Hoek
Head Coach Braeden Cloutier
Assistant Coach Richard Chaplow
Strength & Conditioning Claudio Trabattoni
Asst Strength & Conditioning Dan Sparks
Goalkeeping Coach Victor Nogueira
Team Operations Jakob Harding
Athletic Trainer Mitchell Deyhle
U23 Head Coach Jerry Tamashiro
U23 Assistant Coach Didier Crettenand

CompetitionsEdit

ExhibitionsEdit

All times in Pacific Time

5 February PreseasonOrange County SC    Vissel KobeIrvine, California
Report Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Note: Canceled due to inclement weather

USL ChampionshipEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
3 Fresno FC 34 16 9 9 58 44 +14 57 Conference Quarterfinals
4 Real Monarchs (C) 34 16 8 10 71 53 +18 56
5 Orange County SC 34 15 9 10 54 43 +11 54
6 El Paso Locomotive FC 34 13 11 10 42 36 +6 50
7 Sacramento Republic 34 14 6 14 50 43 +7 48 Play-In Round
Source: USL Championship Standings
Rules for classification: 1) total wins; 2) total goal differential; 3) total goals scored; 4) points earned against top four Conference finishers; 5) disciplinary points; 6) coin toss or drawing of lots
(C) Champion.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 15 9 10 54 43  +11 54 10 4 3 34 17  +17 5 5 7 20 26  −6

Source: USL standings

Results by roundEdit

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundAHHAHHAAHAHAHAHHHAAHHHAHHAAHAAHAAH
ResultDLDLWWLDWDDDWDLLLWLDWDLWWWWWWLWLWW
Source: Orange County schedule
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Match resultsEdit

On December 19, 2018, the USL announced their 2019 season schedule.[5]

All times in Pacific Time

9 March 1Reno 1868 FC2–2Orange County SCReno, Nevada
1:45 PM Casiple   40'
Brown   63'
Mfeka   68'
Mendiola   82'
Report Adams   55'
Forrester   60'
Seaton   77'
Quinn   90+1' (pen.)
Stadium: Greater Nevada Field
Attendance: 3,024
Referee: Jon Freemon
16 March 2Orange County SC3–5Tulsa RoughnecksIrvine, California
7:00 PM Alston   13'
Quinn   45+1' (pen.)
Hume   45+3'
Arellano   71'
Ramos-Godoy   90+3'
Report da Costa   29'
Altamirano   35',   45+4' (pen.)
Silva   54'
Lobo   74',   78'
Bastidas   80'
Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 3,023
Referee: Alejandro Aguilera, Jr.
23 March 3Orange County SC2–2New Mexico UnitedIrvine, California
7:00 PM Jones   59'
Crisostomo   63'
Leonardo   90+2'
Report Moar   14'
Frater   33',   58'
Guzman   90+1'
Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 2,320
Referee: Gustavo Solorio
30 March 4El Paso Locomotive FC2–0Orange County SCEl Paso, Texas
6:30 PM Kiffe   45+1'
Partida   64',   88'
Fox   90'
Report Kontor   79'
Jones   89'
Leonardo   90+5'
Stadium: Southwest University Park
Attendance: 7,064
Referee: Elton Garcia
6 April 5Orange County SC2–0Colorado Springs SwitchbacksIrvine, California
8:00 PM Jones   42',   57'
McLain   83'
Adams   87'
Report Yaro   89' Stadium: Orange County Great Park
Attendance: 1,726
Referee: Malik Badawi
10 April 6Orange County SC4–0Tacoma DefianceIrvine, California
7:00 PM Jones   28'
Forrester   50'
Leonardo   71'
Seaton   85'
Vinicius   89'
Report Stadium: Orange County Great Park
Attendance: 1,558
Referee: Fotis Bazakos
20 April 7OKC Energy1–0Orange County SCOklahoma City, Oklahoma
5:30 PM Jones   4'
Ross   79'
Report Arellano   75' Stadium: Taft Stadium
Attendance: 4,611
Referee: Mike Lavergne
26 April 8Fresno FC2–2Orange County SCFresno, California
7:30 PM del Campo   25'
Moses   75'   90+2'
Chaney   79'
Caffa   84'
Report van Ewijk   4',   65'
Forrester   12'
Seaton   25'
Arellano   68'
Trotter   69'
Crisostomo   86'
Stadium: Chukchansi Park
Attendance: 4,576
Referee: Joseph Salinas
4 May 9Orange County SC2–1Phoenix Rising FCIrvine, California
7:00 PM Quinn   28' (pen.)
Alston   33'
Vinicius   48'
Seaton   57'
Forrester   63'
Kontor   69'
Jones   79'
McLain   90+3'
Report Lambert   26'
Jahn   47',   70'
Stadium: Orange County Great Park
Attendance: 2,516
Referee: Michael Radchuk
11 May 10San Antonio FC0–0Orange County SCSan Antonio, Texas
5:30 PM Lahoud   17'
Hernández   59'
Guzmán   68'
Report Seaton   70'
Quinn   72'
Forrester   85'
Stadium: Toyota Field
Referee: Kevin Broadley
18 May 11Orange County SC2–2Austin Bold FCIrvine, California
7:00 PM Leonardo   37'
Jones   43'
Quinn   52'
Seaton   90+3'
Report Lima   38',   43'
Troncoso   39'
Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 4,240
Referee: Kevin Stott
25 May 12LA Galaxy II2–2Orange County SCCarson, California
19:00 Iloski   2'
López   90+2'
Report Amico   10'
Quinn   50',   85'
Jones   51'
Vinicius   77',   88'
Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park
Attendance: 1,068
Referee: Elton García
1 June 13Orange County SC2–1Rio Grande Valley FC TorosIrvine, California
9:00 PM Quinn   4'   67'
Seaton   10',   77'
Jones   31',   32'   90+3'
Crisostomo   38'
Amico   90'
Report Coronado   41' Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 3,280
Referee: Ismir Pekmic
8 June 14Las Vegas Lights FC1–1Orange County SCLas Vegas, Nevada
7:30 PM Parra   39'
Torre   43'
Villareal   76'
Report Amico   45+1'
Seaton   45+4'
Leonardo   70'
Stadium: Cashman Field
Attendance: 6,801
Referee: Dejan Susak
15 June 15Phoenix Rising FC3–0Orange County SCScottsdale, Arizona
7:30pm Alston   6' (o.g.)
Calistri   17'
Asante   50'
Mala   60'
Musa   69'
Report Crisostomo   19'
Vinicius   37'
Stadium: Casino Arizona Field
Attendance: 6,562
Referee: Victor Rivas
22 June 16Orange County SC0–2Portland Timbers 2Irvine, California
9:00 PM Vinicius   57' Report Ojeda   46'
Miller   87'
Hurtado   90+1'
Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 3,172
Referee: Alejandro Mariscal
29 June 17Orange County SC1–2LA Galaxy IIIrvine, California
19:00 Vinicius   54'
Seaton   77'
Kontor   90+3'
Report DePuy   25'
Ontiveros   36'
Harvey   40'
López   47',   86'
Stadium: Champions Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 3,702
Referee: Elijio Arreguin
4 July 18Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC1–2Orange County SCColorado Springs, Colorado
6:00 PM Argueta   46'
Burt   67'
Report Alvarado   44'
Seaton   49'
Ramos-Godoy   76'
Hume   86'
Stadium: Weidner Field
Attendance: 5,606
Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
13 July 19Austin Bold FC3–2Orange County SCAustin, Texas
5:30 PM Lima   10'
McFarlane   21',   22'
Soto   55'
Báez   73'
Tyrpak   90+2'
Report Alvarado   27'
Seaton   67'
Forrester   76'
Cervantes   89'
Stadium: Bold Stadium
Attendance: 2,023
Referee: Malik Badawi
20 July 20Orange County SC0–0San Antonio FCIrvine, California
7:00 PM Forrester   29'
Alston   67'
Leonardo   90+2'
Report Parano   57'
Barmby   90'
Pecka   90+4'
Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 1,723
Referee: Lorant Varga
24 July 21Orange County SC4–1Reno 1868 FCIrvine, California
1:00 PM Seaton   11'
Jones   36',   50'
Alvarado   60'
Crisostomo   90+3'
Report Hertzog   58' (pen.) Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 2,838
Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
27 July 22Orange County SC0–0Sacramento Republic FCIrvine, California
7:00 PM Report Keinan   87' Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 2,860
Referee: Sergii Demianchuk
9 August 23Tacoma Defiance2–1Orange County SCTacoma, Washington
7:00 pm (PDT) Hopeau   43'
Berkolds   45'
Vargas   52',   55'
Hinds   62'
Report Seaton   11',   89'
Orozco   23'
Quinn   44'
Leonardo   47'
Stadium: Cheney Stadium
Referee: Kevin Broadley
17 August 24Orange County SC3–0Las Vegas Lights FCIrvine, California
7:00 PM Amico   12'
Duke   46'
Forrester   56'
van Ewijk   68'
Quinn   76'
Seaton   86'
Report Sandoval   49'   89' Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 3,287
Referee: Elvis Osmanovic
24 August 25Orange County SC3–1Real MonarchsIrvine, California
7:00 PM Orozco   28'
Jones   38'
Quinn   52'
van Ewijk   64'
Report Jasso   51'
Ryden   61',   78'
Moberg   63'
Chang   74'
Holt   90+2'
Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 3,053
Referee: Farhad Dadkho
1 September 26New Mexico United0–2Orange County SCAlbuquerque, New Mexico
3:00 PM Suggs   46' Report Orozco   35'
Forrester   43'
van Ewijk   52'
Seaton   55'
Quinn   76'
Arellano   81'
Stadium: Isotopes Park
Attendance: 12,873
Referee: Luis Guardia
8 September 27Portland Timbers 21–2Orange County SCPortland, Oregon
7:30 PM Calixtro   60'
Diz   90+1'
Report Seaton   35',   89'
Jones   54'
Quinn   73'
Hume   77'
Stadium: Providence Park
Referee: Malik Badawi
14 September 28Orange County SC2–0El Paso Locomotive FCIrvine, California
7:00 PM Seaton   36'
Jones   58'
Report Ryan   45'
N'Toko   90'
Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 3,913
Referee: Greg Dopka
21 September 29Tulsa Roughnecks0–1Orange County SCTulsa, Oklahoma
7:00 PM CDT Reyes   23'
Altamirano   61'
Report Forrester   31'
Hume   82'
Quinn   90+1'
Coleman   90+4'
Stadium: ONEOK Field
Attendance: 1,513
Referee: Guido Gonzales, Jr.
28 September 30Rio Grande Valley FC Toros2–0Orange County SCEdinburg, Texas
5:30 PM Lemoine   53'
Rodriguez   71'
Obregón, Jr.   85'
Martinez   88'
Report van Ewijk   54'
Duke   55'
Orozco   90+2'
Stadium: H-E-B Park
Attendance: 3,502
Referee: Gabriele Giusti
5 October 31Orange County SC2–0OKC Energy FCIrvine, California
7:00 PM Forrester   53'
Leonardo   74'
Amico   75'
Report Hyland   25'   43' Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 3,428
Referee: Michael Radchuk
9 October 32Real Monarchs2–0Orange County SCHerriman, Utah
8:00 PM Schmitt   50'
Quinn   73' (o.g.)
Chang   83'
Report Seaton   50' Stadium: Zions Bank Stadium
Attendance: 2,316
Referee: Elton García
12 October 33Sacramento Republic FC2–3Orange County SCSacramento, California
7:30 PM Iwasa   6',   64'
McCrary   17'
Skundrich   90+1'
Taintor   90+5'
Report Jones   16'
Alston   20'
Vinicius   26',   56'
Forrester   43'
Orozco   78'
Due   90+5'
Quinn   90+5'
Stadium: Papa Murphy's Park
Attendance: 11,569
Referee: Mark Allatin
19 October 34Orange County SC2–0Fresno FCIrvine, California
7:00 PM Forrester   45'
Quinn   87' (pen.)
Report Lawal   29'   41'
Moses   34'
del Campo   86'
Strong   87'
Stadium: Championship Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 5,122
Referee: Elijio Arreguin

USL Cup PlayoffsEdit

26 October QuarterfinalsReal Monarchs6–2Orange County SCHerriman, Utah
1:00 PM PDT Chang   13'
Martinez   28'
Mulholland   34'
Blake   59',   90'
Schmitt   77'
Holt   81'
Report Orozco   35',   80'
Forrester   40'   49'
Hume   67'
Seaton   90+1'
Stadium: Zions Bank Stadium
Attendance: 2,749
Referee: Ismir Pekmic

U.S. Open CupEdit

As a member of the USL Championship, Orange County SC will enter the tournament in the Second Round, to be played May 14–15, 2019[6]

May 15 Second RoundOrange County SC2–2 (a.e.t.)
(3–5 p)
Orange County FC (NPSL)Irvine, California
7:30 PM PDT Davis   13' (o.g.)
Jones   87'
Report Collins   27'
Flores   84'
Davis   90'
Holland   90+2'
Stadium: Orange County Great Park
Attendance: 400
Referee: Samantha Martinez
Penalties
Quinn  
Forrester  
Ramos-Godoy  
Trotter  
  Arreola
  Collins
  Ten Bosch
  Lombardi
  Shelton


Home AttendanceEdit

Game Date Opponent Reported

Attendance

1 Saturday, March 16 Tulsa Roughnecks 3,023[7]
2 Saturday, March 23 New Mexico United 2,320[8]
3 Saturday, April 6 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 1,726[9]
4 Wednesday, April 10 Tacoma Defiance 1,558[10]
5 Saturday, May 4 Phoenix Rising 5,013[11]
6 Saturday, May 18 Austin Bold 4,240[12]
7 Saturday, June 1 Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 3,280[13]
8 Saturday, June 22 Portland Timbers 2 3,172[14]
9 Saturday, June 29 LA Galaxy 2 3,702[15]
10 Saturday, July 20 San Antonio FC 1,723[16]
11 Wednesday, July 24 Reno 1868 FC 2,838[17]
12 Saturday, July 27 Sacramento Republic 2,860[18]
13 Saturday, August 17 Las Vegas Lights FC 3,287[19]
14 Saturday, August 24 Real Monarchs SLC 3,053[20]
15 Saturday, September 14 El Paso Locomotive 3,913[21]
16 Saturday, October 5 Oklahoma City Energy FC 3,428[22]
17 Saturday, October 19 Fresno FC 5,122[23]
Total 54,258
Average 3,192


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Standings". uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  2. ^ "OC Fall to Monarchs in Quarterfinals". Orange & Black SoccerCast. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  3. ^ "2019 US Open Cup Round 2: In battle of Orange County, the Football Club upsets the Soccer Club in PKs". Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  4. ^ "Orange County SC roster". OrangeCountySoccer.com. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "2019 USL Championship Schedule Unveiled". Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  6. ^ "2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Format and Schedule Finalized". Retrieved February 15, 2019.
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  8. ^ "Orange County SC vs. New Mexico United - March 23, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  9. ^ "Orange County SC vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC - April 6, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  10. ^ "Orange County SC vs. Tacoma Defiance - April 10, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  11. ^ "Orange County SC vs. Phoenix Rising FC - May 4, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  12. ^ "Orange County SC vs. Austin Bold FC - May 18, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  13. ^ "Orange County SC vs. Rio Grande Valley FC - June 1, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  14. ^ "Orange County SC vs. Portland Timbers 2 - June 22, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  15. ^ "Orange County SC vs. LA Galaxy II - June 29, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  16. ^ "Orange County SC vs. San Antonio FC - July 20, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  17. ^ "Orange County SC vs. Reno 1868 FC - July 24, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  18. ^ "Orange County SC vs. Sacramento Republic FC - July 27, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  19. ^ "Orange County SC vs. Las Vegas Lights FC - August 17, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  20. ^ "Orange County SC vs. Real Monarchs SLC - August 24, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  21. ^ "Orange County SC vs. El Paso Locomotive FC - September 14, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  22. ^ "Orange County SC vs. OKC Energy FC - October 5, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  23. ^ "Orange County SC vs. Fresno FC - October 19, 2019 | USLChampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 2019-10-25.