Orange County SC U-23

Orange County SC 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 USL League Two, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.

Full nameOrange County Soccer Club Under-23
Founded2011 (2011)
OwnerJames Keston
Head CoachJerry Tamashiro
LeagueUSL League Two
20194th, Southwest Division
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

The team plays its home games at Vanguard University Stadium. The team's colors are black, orange, and white.

The club was known as Los Angeles Blues 23 in 2011, Pali Blues in 2012, OC Blues Strikers FC in 2013, OC Pateadores Blues in 2014 and Orange County Blues U-23 in 2015-2016.

History

Los Angeles Blues 23 was announced as a USL Premier Development League expansion franchise on April 7, 2011[1] 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,[2] 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.[3]

Players

Current roster

Year-by-year

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Cup
Los Angeles Blues 23
2011 4 USL PDL 6th, Southwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
Pali Blues
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
Orange County SC U-23
2017 4 USL PDL 9th, Southwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2018 4 USL PDL 3rd, Southwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2019 4 USL League Two 4th, Southwest Did not qualify Did not qualify

Head coaches

  • Agustin Rodriguez (2011)
  • Federico Bianchi (2011–2016)
  • Chris Volk (2017–2018)
  • Jerry Tamashiro (2019–present)

Stadia

References


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