Kickoff: Saturday, October 7 (7:00 PM PST)
Where: Championship Stadium (Irvine, CA)
How to Watch: At The Champ, Bally Sports SoCal, ESPN+
Orange County SC wraps up their 2023 regular season games played at Championship Stadium at the Great Park in Irvine, CA on Saturday, October 7 at 7:00 PM PST when they host San Antonio FC on Fan Appreciation Night. Come out for the year’s final Beer Fest, a special giveaway for the first 750 fans in attendance, and a postgame autograph session with the players on the pitch!
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San Antonio FC enters Saturday’s match in second place in the USL Championship Western Conference. They split the points with Oakland after a 2-2 in The Bay their last time out and now head back to the Golden State for their second matchup with OCSC in three weeks. San Antonio has clinched a playoff spot and is still in play for the West’s number one overall seed, although they’ll need some help from SacRepublic’s opponents. Goalkeeper Jordan Farr will be unavailable for selection in Saturday’s match after receiving a straight red card in last Saturday’s match against Oakland.
2023 Regular Season Record: 14-5-13 (2nd in USL-C Western Conference)
Goals Scored: 60 | Goals Allowed: 34 | Clean Sheets: 9
Players to Watch
F Santiago Patino
M Rida Zouhir
THE BLACK AND ORANGE ARE BACK!
Orange County SC has officially clinched a spot in the 2023 USL Championship playoffs after their 3-1 win over Oakland Roots SC at home on Wednesday. Goals from forwards Thomas Amang, Milan Iloski and midfielder Brian Iloski secured all three points for the Black and Orange and punched their ticket to the tournament. While OCSC has clinched their spot in the playoffs, each of these last two matches is critical when it comes to playoff positioning in the West. Plus, the boys will get a chance to get rid of the bad taste that the last result in this series went down by the riverwalk. However, two of OCSC’s key defensive pieces, midfielder Kevin Partida and goalkeeper Colin Shutler, missed that game due to yellow card suspension and injury. Both of those players have since returned and are available for selection again on Saturday.
Players to Watch
M Kevin Partida
GK Colin Shutler
Orange County SC is 4-4-4 all-time against San Antonio FC in all competitions (1-0-0 USL-C Playoffs)
Previous Matchup: 2023 USL Championship
San Antonio FC 4 – 0 Orange County SC (Toyota Stadium, San Antonio, TX)
Scoring summary: Nathan Fogaca 6’, Walid Yacoubou 50’, Tani Oluwaseyi 57’, Santiago Patino 61’ (SAFC)
ORANGE COUNTY SC HAS CLINCHED A PLAYOFF BERTH!
Following Rio Grande Valley’s 2-2 draw with Hartford Athletic, Orange County SC officially clinched their spot in the USL Championship playoffs on Wednesday. Follow OCSC on all social platforms to stay up to date on the latest playoff news for 2023!
SECURE YOUR SEAT FOR 2024!
The only way to secure your seat for every Orange County SC home match in 2024 is by becoming a season ticket holder! Becoming a season ticket holder not only guarantees you’re getting your tickets at the lowest price, but also comes with special benefits, like access to exclusive season ticket holder events, your own entrance at The Champ, a ticket to one away game of your choice and much more! Deposits for the 2024 season are now open! Place yours today at orangecountysoccer.com/season-tickets.