“We are incredibly excited to announce the arrival of Rodrigo Pacheco to LAFC. Rodrigo is a striker of great potential, and we look forward to closely monitoring his development with OCSC” said LAFC, General Manager and EVP of Soccer Operations, John Thorrington.
The 21-year-old forward, joined LAFC earlier this month from Club Atletico Lanus in the Argentine Primera Division. He will now join up with the rest of the Orange County squad for the remainder of the 2017 season.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rodrigo to Orange County SC and expect him to play an important role in our push for a playoff spot” said General Manager and EVP of Soccer Operations, Oliver Wyss.
Pacheco is clear to make his debut in Orange County’s crucial playoff matchup against Phoenix Rising FC on Wednesday night.
About Orange County Soccer Club:
The Orange County Soccer Club is Orange County’s Professional Soccer Team. The club was one of 12 founding members of the new United Soccer League (USL) in its inaugural 2011 season. The predecessor club Orange County Blues were the 2015 Western Conference Regular Season Champions and have reached the Western Conference semi-finals of the USL Playoffs in back-to-back seasons. The club’s brand-new owner, James Keston, is the Chief Investment Officer of LARO Properties, and will actively oversee all operations of the USL club in Orange County. Keston is dedicated to transforming the club into a world-class professional soccer organization that focuses on the fans, players, and youth clubs of Orange County.
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The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is the newest MLS soccer club serving the greater Los Angeles area. Set to kick-off in 2018, LAFC is dedicated to building a world-class soccer club that represents the diversity of Los Angeles and is committed to delivering an unrivaled experience for fans. LAFC’s ownership group is comprised of local leaders and innovators of industry with intellectual capital, financial prowess, operations expertise and success in the fields of entertainment, sports, technology and media. LAFC is invested in the world’s game and Los Angeles, constructing and developing the 22,000 seat Banc of California Stadium and a top-flight training center on the campus of Cal-State Los Angeles. For more information about LAFC, visit LAFC.com and LAFC.com/presskit.
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