Orange County Blues U-23
|Full name||Orange County Blues U-23|
|Stadium||Vanguard University Stadium
Costa Mesa, California
|Head Coach||Federico Bianchi|
|League||Premier Development League|
|2016||6th, Southwest Division
|Website||Club home page|
Orange County Blues U-23 is an American soccer team based in Costa Mesa, California, United States. Founded in 2011 as the Los Angeles Blues 23, the team plays in the Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference.
The team plays its home games at Vanguard University Stadium. The team's colors are sky blue, dark blue and white.
The club was known as Los Angeles Blues 23 in 2011, Pali Blues in 2012, OC Blues Strikers FC in 2013, and OC Pateadores Blues in 2014–15.
Los Angeles Blues 23 was announced as a USL Premier Development League expansion franchise on April 7, 2011 as a replacement for the Hollywood United Hitmen franchise, which left the PDL for the National Premier Soccer League just before the start of the 2011 PDL season. The team is part of the development program of the Los Angeles Blues USL Pro team, which joined in 2011, and its sister club is the Pali Blues of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, whose name it adopted as of 2012.
The team played its first competitive game on April 29, 2011, a 0–0 tie with Fresno Fuego, and achieved its first victory on May 28, 2011, a 2–0 win over the Los Angeles Misioneros, with both goals – the first in franchise history – being scored by Daniel Martinez.
As at June 7, 2011
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Note: (*) indicates a player on loan from the senior Los Angeles Blues side
|Year||Division||League||Regular Season||Playoffs||Open Cup|
|Los Angeles Blues 23|
|2011||4||USL PDL||6th, Southwest||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2012||4||USL PDL||9th, Southwest||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|OC Blues Strikers FC|
|2013||4||USL PDL||6th, Southwest||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|OC Pateadores Blues|
|2014||4||USL PDL||5th, Southwest||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|Orange County Blues U-23|
|2015||4||USL PDL||5th, Southwest||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
|2016||4||USL PDL||6th, Southwest||Did not qualify||Did not qualify|
- Vanguard University Stadium, Costa Mesa, California (2014–present)
- Stadium by the Sea at Palisades Charter High School; Pacific Palisades, California (2011–2013)
- Titan Stadium; Fullerton, California 1 game (2011)
- LA Blues 23 Join USL PDL