IRVINE, Calif. – Orange County SC has agreed to terms with recent University of California Irvine graduate, Danny Crisostomo, pending league, and federation approval.
“I’m very excited that we have come to terms with Danny,” said OCSC Head Coach, Braeden Cloutier. “He is a player that has gone under the radar and will surprise a lot of teams this year. Danny is a tenacious midfielder that has impressed everyone through our preseason.”
Crisostomo, a midfielder from Fontana, CA, will join OCSC for the 2019 season. He most recently played for UCI, where he was named 2018 Big West Midfielder of the Year and All-Big West First Team. Crisostomo joins other UCI alumni Mats Bjuman, and Giovanni Godoy who have also played for OCSC.
“I am blessed to have signed my first professional contract with OCSC,” said Crisostomo. “I am excited to represent the organization both on and off the field. I am looking forward to our success this season. Thank you to everyone who has supported me in my journey.”
Crisostomo highlights the strong relationship between OCSC and the local colleges; he is the third player to sign with OCSC from UCI and the fourth to hail from the local D1 and D2 programs. Crisostomo began playing soccer in Fontana, CA and was a member of the u14 and u15 national team. He has also played for a number of local academies including, LAFC, Chivas USA, and the Anaheim Express.
“Danny is local talent that has developed in the Southern California market and we are very happy to add him to our roster,” said OCSC General Manager, Oliver Wyss. “We value our strong relationship with UC Irvine and other local universities who have provided multiple talented players for our team the last few years.”
Per club policy, terms of player contracts with Orange County SC will not be released.
ABOUT DANNY CRISOSTOMO
Danny Crisostomo is a southern California, soccer player from Fontana, California and a recent graduate from the University of California Irvine. Prior to UCI, he attended the Webb School in Claremont, CA where he received a number of athletic honors including four-time first team all-league. Crisostomo made his way through the local clubs and academies and was a member of the u14 and u15 national team.
ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY SOCCER CLUB
Orange County Soccer Club is Orange County’s only professional soccer team that is part of the United Soccer League (USL), the fastest growing Division II professional soccer league in the world. The USL is comprised of 34 teams across the United States. The team plays its home games at the Orange County Great Park’s Championship Soccer Stadium, located in Irvine, CA. Nestled in the heart of the Great Park, 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 preceding club, Orange County Blues, won the 2015 Western Conference Regular Season Championship 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 re-branded the team in 2017. Keston, who actively oversees all operations of the team, 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.
For more information about Orange County Soccer Club, and to experience professional soccer in the OC, visit: http://www.orangecountysoccer.com. For more information about the United Soccer League, visit: http://www.uslsoccer.com.