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Orange County SC Home Opener set for May 22nd

By Orange County SC Communications, 03/23/21, 11:00AM PDT


IRVINE, Calif. (March 23, 2021)

The Orange County Soccer Club will open its home schedule on Saturday, May 22nd at 7:00 PM / PST, the USL Championship announced today. OCSC’s home slate at Championship Soccer Stadium opens with a Western Conference matchup against in-state rival Sacramento Republic FC, in what will be the team’s first matchup since the 2020 playoffs.

Under California’s current COVID-19 protocols, OCSC will open at 20% capacity, with current and new season ticket holders receiving priority seating. Fans can still purchase season tickets by visiting Gameday seating capacity is subject to change based on California COVID-19 protocols and tier levels.

More details on the 2021 USL Championship season, including the national television schedule on ESPN, the complete regular-season schedule, and the postseason structure, will be available in the coming weeks.

2021 USL Championship Home Openers

Saturday, April 24 
Louisville City FC vs. Atlanta United 2 OKC Energy FC vs. FC Tulsa

Friday, April 30 
LA Galaxy II vs. Sacramento Republic FC New York Red Bulls II vs. Hartford Athletic Phoenix Rising FC vs. San Diego Loyal SC

Saturday, May 1 
Birmingham Legion FC vs. Indy Eleven FC Tulsa vs. Sporting Kansas City II Rio Grande Valley FC vs. New Mexico United San Antonio FC vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Charlotte Independence

Sunday, May 2
Miami FC vs. Loudoun United FC

Friday, May 7 
Sporting Kansas City II vs. OKC Energy FC

Saturday, May 8 
El Paso Locomotive FC vs. New Mexico United Indy Eleven vs. FC Tulsa

Wednesday, May 12 
Sacramento Republic FC vs. Las Vegas Lights FC

Thursday, May 13 
Tacoma Defiance vs. San Diego Loyal SC

Friday, May 14 
Charleston Battery vs. Charlotte Independence Real Monarchs SLC vs. LA Galaxy II

Saturday, May 15 
Hartford Athletic vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC New Mexico United vs. Austin Bold FC

Tuesday, May 18 
Loudoun United FC vs. New York Red Bulls II

Wednesday, May 19 
Atlanta United 2 vs. FC Tulsa

Friday, May 21 
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. New Mexico United

Saturday, May 22 
Orange County SC vs. Sacramento Republic FC

Saturday, May 29 
San Diego Loyal SC vs. Las Vegas Lights FC

Sunday, May 30 
Austin Bold FC vs. Tacoma Defiance

Saturday, June 5 
Charlotte Independence vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies Las Vegas Lights FC vs. Tacoma Defiance

Sunday, June 6 
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC vs. Austin Bold FC

Wednesday, June 16
Memphis 901 FC vs. Atlanta United 2

Saturday, June 19 
Oakland Roots SC vs. Sacramento Republic FC


Orange County Soccer Club (OCSC) is Orange County’s only professional soccer team and is part of the United Soccer League (USL), the fastest growing Division II professional soccer league in the world. The USL is comprised of 35 teams across the United States. The team plays its home games at the 5,500-seat Orange County Great Park Championship Soccer Stadium, located in Irvine, CA. OCSC’s strategic partner is historic the European power Rangers Football Club of Glasgow in the Scottish Premier League. OCSC signed the youngest male in United States soccer history to a professional contract, Francis Jacobs, in 2019 at the age of 14. The team also executed the first ever player move from the USL to Wolfsburg of the German Bundesliga with Bryang Kayo in early 2020, followed by the transfer of OC native Aaron Cervantes to Rangers FC in late 2020. OCSC’s preceding club, Orange County Blues, was one of 12 founding members of the USL during its inaugural 2011 season. 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.

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Chad Romiti

Communications Director for OCSC

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Phone: (949) 293-7781

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