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Orange County SC

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Orange County Soccer Club is an American soccer team based in the Orange County, California suburb of Irvine, California, United States. Founded in 2010 as the Los Angeles Blues, the team plays in the second-tier United Soccer League and is the affiliate of Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC.

Orange County SC
Orange County SC logo.svg
Full name Orange County Soccer Club
Founded 2010; 8 years ago (2010)
Stadium Championship Soccer Stadium
Irvine, California
Ground Capacity 5,000
Owner James Keston
Coach Braeden Cloutier
League United Soccer League
2017 10th, Western Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club website
Current season

The team plays its home games at Championship Soccer Stadium, located inside Great Park in Irvine, CA.

Contents

HistoryEdit

The then Los Angeles Blues were founded by Iranian-American businessman Ali Mansouri and announced as a USL Pro expansion franchise on November 7, 2010.[1][2][3][4][5] The team was associated with the United Soccer Leagues W-League team LA Blues, and is part of the larger Orange County Blues organization, which has competed in Los Angeles-area amateur leagues since 1998. They introduced their first three players—goalkeeper Oscar Dautt and midfielders Cesar Rivera and Josh Tudela—at a formal launch event on December 14, 2010.[6]

After an extensive pre-season, the Blues played their first games in the Caribbean over the weekend of April 15–17, 2011, a 3–0 victory over Sevilla Puerto Rico, and a 2–1 victory over Antigua Barracuda. The first goal in franchise history was scored by Cesar Rivera.[7]

In January 2012, the Blues announced the hiring of Steve Donner (formerly CEO of Orlando City) as vice president of business operations to focus on improving marketing for the club and to bring professionalism to the front-office.[8] The first game of the 2012 season reflected these efforts with a 2,432 attendance compared to 696 for the first home game in 2011 (the Blues averaged 382 during the 2011 season).

In 2016, the team became the USL affiliate of Los Angeles FC in a multi-year deal.[9] The team later changed its name to Orange County SC and was purchased by American businessman James Keston.[2]

Colors and crestEdit

StadiumEdit

Players and staffEdit

Current rosterEdit

As of May 9, 2018 [10]
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Beyers, CaseyCasey Beyers   United States
3 Defender Amico, JoeJoe Amico   United States
6 Defender Powder, NoahNoah Powder   Trinidad and Tobago
7 Forward Enevoldsen, ThomasThomas Enevoldsen   Denmark
9 Forward Seaton, MichaelMichael Seaton   Jamaica
10 Midfielder Chaplow, RichardRichard Chaplow   England
11 Midfielder Kobayashi, ZachZach Kobayashi   United States
12 Goalkeeper Rawls, AndreAndre Rawls (on loan from New York City FC)   United States
14 Midfielder Quinn, AodhanAodhan Quinn   United States
15 Midfielder Czornomaz, NicolásNicolás Czornomaz (on loan from Los Angeles FC)   Argentina
16 Midfielder Pineda, AmirgyAmirgy Pineda   United States
17 Midfielder Segbers, MarkMark Segbers (on loan from New England Revolution)   United States
18 Forward Selbol, NanselNansel Selbol   Nigeria
19 Forward Ramos-Godoy, GiovanniGiovanni Ramos-Godoy   United States
20 Midfielder Duke, ChristianChristian Duke (captain)   United States
21 Defender Juel-Nielsen, ThomasThomas Juel-Nielsen   Denmark
22 Midfielder Hashimoto, KojiKoji Hashimoto   Japan
23 Defender Kontor, Owusu-AnsahOwusu-Ansah Kontor   Ghana
24 Midfielder Bjurman, MatsMats Bjurman   United States
25 Goalkeeper Cervantes, AaronAaron Cervantes   United States
26 Defender Hume, WalkerWalker Hume   United States

StaffEdit

  •   Oliver Wyss – Executive Vice President Soccer Operations and General Manager
  •   Braeden CloutierHead Coach
  •   Jerry Tamashiro – Assistant Coach
  •   Victor NogueiraGoalkeeping Coach
  •   Claudio Trabattoni – Strength & Conditioning Coach
  •   Peter Nugent – Assistant GM & SVP of Player Recruitment & Soccer Operations
  •   Frans HoekTechnical Director & Senior Advisor

Head coachesEdit

RecordEdit

Year-by-yearEdit

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup Attendance
Los Angeles Blues
2011 3 USL 3rd, National Divisional Semifinals 3rd Round
2012 3 USL 8th Did not qualify 2nd Round
2013 3 USL 6th Quarterfinals 3rd Round
Orange County Blues
2014 3 USL 13th Did not qualify 2nd Round 760
2015 3 USL 1st, Western Conference Semifinals 4th Round 1,398
2016 3 USL 8th, Western Conference Semifinals 2nd Round 1,010
Orange County SC
2017 2 USL 10th, Western Did not qualify 4th Round 2,575

HonorsEdit

United Soccer League

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit