Orange County SC to Resume Play July 16 on ESPN2

Monday, July 13, 2020

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The Orange County Soccer Club will have a national audience when the season resumes, with the club’s first game back, July 16 against Phoenix Rising FC set to air nationally on ESPN2, and on the ESPN App.

In addition to the game, ESPN2 will premiere the pilot episode of the Orange County SC & Rangers FC original documentary, “Path to Glory” immediately before the game at 5:30PM/PT on ESPN2 and after the airing, the documentary will be live on the ESPN FC YouTube for 48 hours.

Watch the Path to Glory Trailer Here.

"We are so excited for the opportunity to resume the season in front of a national audience and share our exciting brand of OC soccer with fans nationwide", said Orange County SC President of Business Operations, Jeff Garner. "Being on ESPN2 gives us the opportunity to grow our fanbase and represent the league.”

OCSC opened the 2020 season on March 6, with a 0-0 draw at home against El Paso Locomotive FC.

“We are excited and ready to resume our season on July 16 in front of a nationwide audience versus a top-quality team,” said OCSC President of Soccer Operations, Oliver Wyss. “After 3 long months with lots of hard work off the field by our staff and players, it is great to finally play competitive games again!”

All OSCS games will be broadcast on ESPN+ with OCSC home games also available locally on Cox Yurview.

Orange County is currently working on developing physical and virtual watch parties and fan engagement opportunities. To stay up to date download the OCSC App and make sure you are following the club on social media,

2020 Home Schedule at Championship Soccer Stadium

Thursday, July 16 | Phoenix Rising FC (ESPN2)

Saturday, July 25 | Phoenix Rising FC

Friday, August 7 | LA Galaxy II

Saturday, August 15 | Las Vegas Lights FC

Saturday, August 29 | San Diego Loyal SC

Saturday, September 5 | LA Galaxy II

Friday, September 18 | Las Vegas Lights FC

Orange County Soccer Club is Orange County’s only professional soccer team that is part of the United Soccer League (USL), the fastest-growing Division II professional soccer league in the world.  The USL is comprised of 35 teams across the United States.  The team plays its home games at the Orange County Great Park’s Championship Soccer Stadium, located in Irvine, CA.  Nestled in the heart of the Great Park, Championship Soccer Stadium has a capacity of over 5,000 for Orange County SC matches. Orange County SC was one of 12 founding members of the USL during its inaugural 2011 season. The preceding club, Orange County Blues, won the 2015 Western Conference Regular Season Championship and reached the Western Conference Semi-Finals of the USL Playoffs in back-to-back seasons. Team owner and Chief Investment Officer of LARO Properties, James Keston, purchased and re-branded the team in 2017.  Keston, who actively oversees all operations of the team, is dedicated to providing a pathway to professional soccer and a world-class soccer organization that focuses on the fans, players and youth clubs of Orange County.  

In December 2019, Orange County SC entered into a strategic partnership with Rangers FC from the Scottish Premier League. 

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