Orange County SC has announced the signing of former Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Cody Cropper.
Cropper, a 30-year-old native of Minneapolis, MN, appeared in 15 MLS matches and kept four clean sheets. He also led the Whitecaps to a Canadian Championship victory after allowing just three goals in four matches.
“One of the main reasons that I wanted to join OCSC was to continue playing the game that I love,” Cropper said. “In addition to this, I firmly believe that the organization is capable of great things, like competing for and winning the USL Championship for a second time in three years.”
Cropper has also appeared for FC Cincinnati and the New England Revolution in MLS, producing 10 clean sheets in 36 appearances for the Revs. He also has spent time in the USL, previously making a total of 23 appearances with Memphis 901 FC and Hartford Athletic.
“Cody brings a wealth of experience with him from his time within Major League Soccer,” OCSC Sporting Director Peter Nugent said. “He is a great shot stopper and will bring a commanding presence to our backline. We are looking forward to integrating him into the team.”
Prior to coming back to the United States, Cropper spent time with MK Dons in the English Championship and Southampton’s U-21 side. At the international level, Cropper has represented the United States at the U-20 and U-23 levels, including as the first choice goalkeeper for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2015 Toulon Tournament.
Cropper will now be available for selection in OCSC’s next match on March 18 against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at 7:00 PM. This match is our Spring Beer Fest and a limited number of tickets are still available! You can get yours, here.
Orange County SC sign goalkeeper Cody Cropper, March 2023
Name: Cody Cropper
Pronunciation: KOH-dee KROP-er
Height: 6’ 3”
Weight: 190 lbs
Jersey #: 1
Born: February 16, 1993
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Nationality: United States
Previous Club: Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS)