Kickoff: Saturday, October 14 (7:00 PM PST)
Where: Cardinale Stadium (Seaside, CA)
How to Watch: ESPN+
Orange County SC will conclude their 2023 USL Championship Regular Season on the road at Cardinale Stadium in Seaside, CA as they face Monterey Bay FC on Saturday, October 14 at 7:00 PM! There are seedings implications for both sides before the 2023 USL Championship Playoffs next week as MBFC looks to fight their way into the playoffs and the Black and Orange look to move into the #2 seed.
ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
Monterey Bay FC enters Saturday’s match in 10th place in the USL Championship Western Conference. Their 2-0 loss on the road against the Birmingham Legion made it four straight matches without a win for MBFC and put them on the outside looking in of the playoff picture in the West. After being on the road for their last three matches, MBFC will be hoping that a return to Cardinale Stadium will bring them better luck, where they are 6-6-4 this season. The Crisp and Kelp are still mathematically alive heading into Saturday, but will need all three points and results elsewhere to go their way to get back into the playoff picture.
2023 Regular Season Record: 11-14-8 (10th in USL-C Western Conference)
Goals Scored: 42 | Goals Allowed: 52 | Clean Sheets: 7
Players to Watch
F Hugh Dixon
D Hugh Roberts
SEARCHING FOR A SEASON SWEEP IN SEASIDE
Orange County SC heads into Saturday’s matchup in third place in the USL Championship Western Conference. The Black and Orange earned all three points last time out after they defeated reigning champions San Antonio FC 1-0. Forward Milan Iloski scored his 15th goal of the season, but it was the play of goalkeeper Colin Shutler and his defense that secured all three points with a key save and a goal line clearance from defender Andrew Fox in stoppage time after defending with 10 men for over 30 minutes. They will be without forward Marc “Sparky” McNulty Saturday after he received a straight red card against SAFC last Saturday. OCSC can move into second place with a win on Saturday and if SAFC drop points against Indy Eleven on Saturday.
Players to Watch
F Milan Iloski
D Dillon Powers
Orange County SC is 1-2-0 all-time against Monterey Bay FC.
Previous Matchup: 2023 USL Championship
Orange County SC 3 – 1 Monterey Bay FC (Championship Stadium, Irvine, CA)
Scoring summary: Hugh Roberts 35’ (MBFC), Thomas Amang 70’, 90 +1’ – PEN, Owen Lambe 78’ (OCSC)
HERE TO STAY!
In a decision that was voted unanimously 5-0 by the Great Park Board on Tuesday, October 10, Orange County SC earned a landmark agreement with the City of Irvine to keep them at Championship Stadium at The Great Park in Irvine until 2033! We look forward to making memories with our fans and playing at The Champ for the next decade!
ORANGE COUNTY SC HAS CLINCHED A HOME PLAYOFF GAME!
Orange County SC has officially clinched a spot in the West’s Top 4 and will host a playoff game! The Western Conference Quarterfinals are coming to Championship Soccer Stadium on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 PM. Get your tickets today, here.
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.