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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 United Soccer League, one of the two Division II leagues in the American Soccer Pyramid and is the affiliate of the Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC.

Orange County SC
Orange County SC logo.svg
Full name Orange County Soccer Club
Founded 2013; 5 years ago (2013)
Stadium Champion 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 Great Park in Irvine, CA.

Contents

HistoryEdit

The then Los Angeles Blues was announced as a USL Pro expansion franchise on November 7, 2010[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] The team later changed its name to Orange County SC.

Colors and crestEdit

StadiumEdit

Players and staffEdit

Current rosterEdit

No. Position Player Nation
7 Midfielder Chaplow, RichardRichard Chaplow   England
16 Midfielder Pineda, AmirgyAmirgy Pineda   United States
20 Midfielder Duke, ChristianChristian Duke   United States
23 Midfielder Kobayashi, ZachZach Kobayashi   United States
25 Goalkeeper Beyers, CaseyCasey Beyers   United States
Defender Amico, JoeJoe Amico   United States
Midfielder Bjurman, MatsMats Bjurman   United States
Forward Enevoldsen, ThomasThomas Enevoldsen   Denmark
Defender Juel-Nielsen, ThomasThomas Juel-Nielsen   Denmark
Midfielder Quinn, AodhanAodhan Quinn   United States
  1. ^ Signed to first team contract with MLS affiliate Los Angeles FC.

StaffEdit

  •   Oliver Wyss – Executive Vice President Soccer Operations and General Manager
  •   Braeden CloutierHead Coach
  • Vacant – Assistant Coach
  •   Victor Nogueira – Goalkeeping Coach
  •   Claudio Trabattoni – Strength & Conditioning Coach
  •   Peter Nugent – Director of Player Recruitment & Soccer Operations

Head coachesEdit

RecordEdit

Year-by-yearEdit

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup Attendance
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