|HOMETOWN||Chino Hills, CA (US)|
Orange County Soccer Club announced the signing of talented 15-year-old goalkeeper Aaron Cervantes to his first professional United Soccer League contract. Cervantes joins Orange County SC from Irvine-based powerhouse youth club Pateadores SC.
A Southern California native from Chino Hills, Cervantes joins LA Galaxy II’s Efrain Alvarez and Bethlehem Steel FC’s Thomas Romero as one of the youngest players in league history to sign a professional contract. Cervantes turned 16 on March 20. Alvarez and Romero were 15 year olds when they made their professional debuts.
Cervantes began his soccer career playing for the LA Galaxy youth academy and had multiple call ups to the US Youth National Team training camps. After joining the Pateadores in the summer of 2017 and a strong start to his Academy season, Cervantes was most recently called up to the U17 Men’s National Team nine-day training camp at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in February 2018.