Michael Orozco

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Michael Orozco
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Orozco with the United States national team in 2015
Personal information
Full name Michael Orozco Fiscal
Date of birth (1986-02-07) February 7, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Orange, California, U.S.
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
BUAP
Number 16
Youth career
2001–2005 Irvine Strikers
2005–2006 San Luis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2013 San Luis 106 (4)
2010Philadelphia Union (loan) 29 (2)
2013Puebla (loan) 15 (0)
2013–2015 Chiapas 0 (0)
2013–2015Puebla (loan) 57 (1)
2015– Tijuana 41 (0)
2018–BUAP (loan) 13 (1)
National team
2008 United States U23 7 (0)
2008– United States 29 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:03, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 11, 2016

Michael Orozco Fiscal (born February 7, 1986) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Lobos BUAP 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 games Chiapas.

[3]

Orozco was loaned to Puebla for the 2013 Clausura. The move was extended the following summer.[4][5]

Orozco scored the first goal of his Puebla career in a 2-1 loss to Cruz Azul.[6]

International[edit]

Orozco was called into numerous American U-23 camps in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12] [13]

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
U.S. 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
U.S. 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 November 11, 2016.
National team Year Apps Goals
United States 2008 1 0
2009 0 0
2010 0 0
2011 3 0
2012 1 1
2013 6 2
2014 2 0
2015 7 0
2016 9 1
Total 29 4

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
4. January 31, 2016 StubHub Center, Carson, California  Iceland 2–2 3–2 Friendly

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Puebla

International[edit]

United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. beats Mexico in Mexico for first time on late goal by Orozco Fiscal". Archived from the original on August 17, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Orozco, at yanks abroad.
  3. ^ "Nowak: Union did not extend Orozco Fiscal's loan". Philly.com. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/06/05/american-exports-michael-orozco-fiscal-will-stay-mexican-side-puebla
  5. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/12/02/american-exports-rumor-mill-damarcus-beasley-potentially-move-within-liga-mx
  6. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/08/25/american-exports-michael-orozco-fiscal-scores-puebla-undone-cruz-azul
  7. ^ Profile at ussoccer.com
  8. ^ CONCACAF U23 Championship Best XI[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Nigeria break American hearts". FIFA.com. August 13, 2008.
  10. ^ "Michael Orozco Fiscal". U.S. Soccer. Archived from the original on September 7, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  11. ^ "MNT Draws Mexico 1-1 in Klinsmann Debut". U.S. Soccer. August 10, 2011. Archived from the original on August 17, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  12. ^ "U.S. Battles to Historic Victory at Azteca". ESPN Soccer. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  13. ^ "USA makes history, beats rival Mexico". FOX Soccer. Retrieved August 16, 2012.

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