Orange County Soccer Club

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Orange County Soccer Club was a Greater Los Angeles team active in the mid 1960s in a league called the Continental League. One of the highlights of its existence included an international match with Bayern Munich of Germany played on June 10, 1966 at Santa Ana Stadium in which the clubs played to a 3-3 tie.[1] In 2014, local soccer supporter Blaine Jenks, a founder of an Orange County Blues FC supporter group called the County Line Coalition, discovered information of the match between OCSC and Bayern Munich.[2]

In 1966, the Orange County Soccer Club played the final of the national tournament, the National Challenge Cup (now called the U.S. Open Cup), and played it again in 1967, but was unable to become champion on both occasions.[3]


Known Players[edit]

The brothers Bayardo Abaunza and Manuel Abaunza, originally from Nicaragua, played for the Orange County Soccer Club in the mid 1960s as did Werner Mata.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bayern in the USA: The Pioneering Years". FCBayernMunich.com. FC Bayern Munich. 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-03.
  2. ^ Blaine Jenks. "Orange County Soccer History 101". Retrieved 2015-11-06.
  3. ^ "History of Soccer in Greater Los Angeles".

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