Orange County SC

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Orange County SC
Orange County SC logo.svg
Full name Orange County Soccer Club
Founded 2013; 4 years ago (2013)
Stadium Champion Stadium
Irvine, California
Ground Capacity 5,000
Owner James Keston
Coach Logan Pause
League USL
2016 8th, Western Conference
Playoffs: Conference Semifinals
Website Club website
Current season

Orange County Soccer Club is an American soccer team based in the Orange County, California suburb of Irvine, California, United States. Founded in 2013, the team plays in the United Soccer League, one of the two Division II leagues in the American Soccer Pyramid.

The team plays its home games at Great Park in Irvine, CA.

History[edit]

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).

Colors and crest[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Players and staff[edit]

Current roster[edit]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Lyon, CharlieCharlie Lyon  United States
2 Defender Sorto, OscarOscar Sorto  United States
3 Defender Franco, JoeJoe Franco  United States
4 Defender Navarro, BetoBeto Navarro  United States
5 Defender Wbias, SalomónSalomón Wbias (on loan from Pachuca)  Mexico
6 Midfielder Pineda, VictorVictor Pineda  United States
7 Midfielder Chaplow, RichardRichard Chaplow  England
8 Forward Villalobos, GustavoGustavo Villalobos  United States
9 Midfielder Etim, MondayMonday Etim ([A])  Nigeria
10 Midfielder Alvarez, CarlosCarlos Alvarez ([A])  United States
11 Forward van Ewijk, JerryJerry van Ewijk  Netherlands
12 Defender Abolaji, SolaSola Abolaji  United States
13 Defender Ocegueda, Juan PabloJuan Pablo Ocegueda (on loan from UANL)  United States
14 Midfielder Stevanović, DušanDušan Stevanović  Serbia
16 Midfielder Pineda, AmiAmi Pineda  United States
17 Defender Meeus, RoyRoy Meeus  Belgium
18 Forward Lacroix, DukeDuke Lacroix  United States
19 Forward Fernandes, WuilitoWuilito Fernandes  Cape Verde
20 Defender Esua, JeannotJeannot Esua  Cameroon
22 Midfielder Jeon, KevinKevin Jeon  United States
23 Midfielder Kobayashi, ZachZach Kobayashi  United States
25 Goalkeeper Beyers, CaseyCasey Beyers  United States
26 Goalkeeper Suchy, MichaelMichael Suchy  United States
28 Midfielder Olijve, FrankFrank Olijve  Netherlands
44 Midfielder Baxendale, JamesJames Baxendale  England
  1. ^ Signed to first team contract with MLS affiliate Los Angeles FC.

Staff[edit]

  • Switzerland Oliver Wyss – Executive Vice President Soccer Operations and General Manager
  • United States Logan Pause – Head Coach
  • United States Braeden Cloutier – Assistant Coach
  • United States Victor Nogueira – Goalkeeping Coach
  • Argentina Claudio Trabattoni – Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • England Peter Nugent – Director of Player Recruitment & Soccer Operations

Head coaches[edit]

Record[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup Attendance
Los Angeles Blues
2011 3 USL 3rd, National Divisional Semifinals 3rd Round 382
2012 3 USL 8th Did not qualify 2nd Round 666
2013 3 USL 6th Quarterfinals 3rd Round 542
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 TBD TBD 4th Round TBD

Honors[edit]

United Soccer League

References[edit]

External links[edit]