ORANGE COUNTY SOCCER CLUB
Orange County Soccer Club is Orange County’s only professional soccer team. Orange County SC is a part of the United Soccer League (USL), the fastest-growing Division II professional soccer league in the world comprised of 34+ teams across the United States.
The team plays their home games at the Orange County Great Park’s Championship Soccer Stadium located in Irvine, CA. Nestled right in the heart of the Great Park, the 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 predecessor club, Orange County Blues, were the 2015 Western Conference Regular Season Champions 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 rebranded the team in 2017. Keston actively oversees all operations of the team and 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.
The club completed the 2018 season in record-breaking fashion. The side set club records in wins, points, and attendance culminating in a Western Conference Regular Season top seed advancing through to the Western Conference Championship game.
The USL Championship is one of the most prominent Division II professional soccer leagues in the world, reaching a population of more than 75 million people to fuel the growth of professional soccer across North America.
In 2016, more than $100 million were invested league-wide into stadium infrastructure to create venues that deliver an unforgettable fan and competitor experience. The USL has national media partnerships with ESPN and SiriusXM, and recently invested $10 million to create USL Productions – which includes a state-of-the-art facility that will produce and distribute nearly 500 league matches and more than 1,000 hours of original content to national partners, local affiliates, USL’s Match Center and international markets.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to marketing, communications, and sponsorship.
Since the start of the 2015 season, the USL has more than doubled in size going from 14 teams to 36 in 2019, giving the league a combined MSA reach of 75 million people, 25 percent of America’s television households.
For more information about the United Soccer League visit: uslsoccer.com.