Michael Orozco

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Orozco and the second or maternal family name is Fiscal.
Michael Orozco
Michael Orozco Fiscal at Union at Earthquakes 2010-09-15 1.JPG
Personal information
Full name Michael Orozco Fiscal
Date of birth (1986-02-07) February 7, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Orange, California, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Puebla
(on loan from Chiapas)
Number 16
Youth career
2001–2005 Irvine Strikers
2005–2006 San Luis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2013 San Luis 106 (4)
2010 Philadelphia Union (loan) 29 (2)
2013 Puebla (loan) 15 (0)
2013– Chiapas 0 (0)
2013– Puebla (loan) 25 (1)
National team
2008 United States U23 7 (0)
2008– United States 11 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 3, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 3, 2013

Michael Orozco Fiscal (born February 7, 1986, in Orange, California) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Puebla in the Liga MX and the United States national team.

Early life[edit]

Orozco's parents are originally from Mexico, and Michael went through the youth program of Mexican Primera A team San Luis.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Professional[edit]

Orozco made his professional debut for San Luis during the Apertura 2006 tournament, when he entered as a second-half substitute against Tigres UANL, but was sent off after just two minutes.[3] He has played 55 league matches for the club through August 2008.

In January 2010, Orozco Fiscal left San Luis to join MLS side Philadelphia Union on loan. After one season, Philadelphia decided not to exercise its purchase option on Orozco Fiscal and he returned to San Luis.[4]

Orozco was loaned to Puebla for the 2013 clasura. The move was extending in the following summer.[5][6]

Orozco scored the first goal of his Puebla career in a 2-1 loss to Cruz Azul.[7]

International[edit]

Orozco was called into numerous American U-23 camps in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[8] He helped the U-23 national team to qualify for the 2008 Olympics with stellar performance on defense; he was included in the Best XI of the 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification All-Tournament Team.[9] On July 17, 2008, Orozco Fiscal was named to the U.S. team for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Orozco Fiscal started all three games for the U.S., but received a red card in the third minute of U.S.'s 2-1 loss to Nigeria in the final group game for throwing an intentional elbow to the chest of Solomon Okoronkwo.[10]

On August 28, 2008, Orozco Fiscal was called up to his first full national team camp, in preparation for the World Cup qualifiers against Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago. He debuted in the latter match on October 15, 2008, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 loss.[11]

After the T&T match it took nearly three years for Orozco Fiscal to play another again for the national team. He returned on August 10, 2011 in a friendly against Mexico, which was the United States' first match under the newly appointed head coach Jürgen Klinsmann.[12] Orozco Fiscal featured again against Mexico a year later, August 15, 2012, scoring the lone goal in the United States' 1-0 victory, the first-ever win over its archrival on Mexican soil. The US record improved to 1-23-1, and Mexico suffered only its 9th loss in 120 games at Estadio Azteca.[13] [14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of April 25, 2012.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
200607 San Luis Primera División 10 0 - - - - - - 10 0
200708 27 0 - - - - - - 27 0
200809 21 1 - - 3 0 - - 24 1
2009–10 13 2 - - - - - - 13 2
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2010 Philadelphia Union (loan) Major League Soccer 29 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 2
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
2011–12 San Luis Primera División 26 0 - - 1 0 - - 26 0
2012–13 Liga MX 10 1 4 0 - - - - 14 1
Puebla (loan) 13 0 2 0 - - - - 15 0
Total Mexico 120 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 127 4
USA 29 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 2
Career total 149 6 7 0 1 0 0 0 157 6

International[edit]

As of August 8, 2014 .
National team Year Apps Goals
United States
2008 1 0
2009 0 0
2010 0 0
2011 3 0
2012 1 1
2013 2 2
2014 0 0
Total 6 3

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list United States goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. August 15, 2012 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico  Mexico
1–0
1–0
Friendly
2. July 9, 2013 Jeld-Wen Field, Portland, United States  Belize 5–1 6–1 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
3. October 15, 2013 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Panama 1–1 3–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Fourth Round

Honors[edit]

United States[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]