|HOMETOWN||Kanazawa, Ishikawa (Japan)|
|LAST CLUB||Mito HollyHock|
Orange County Soccer Club announced the signing of Japanese star Koji Hashimoto for the 2018 season in a press conference held at the Championship Soccer Stadium at the Orange County Great Park. The midfielder has over 30 goals and 35 assists in 181 career appearances.
Hashimoto, 31, began his professional career in 2006 playing for Nagoya Grampus of the J1 League. He transferred to FC Mito HollyHock of the J2 Leauge in 2012 where he would go on to score 19 goals and 20 assists during his two years with the club. He then joined Omiya Ardija in 2014, scoring 5 goals and 1 assist. He signed with Kawasaki Frontale of the J1 League from 2015 – 16, scoring 1 goal and 6 assists. In 2017, Hashimoto re-signed with FC Mito HollyHock where he would score 3 goals and 7 assists during the season.