IRVINE, Calif. (March 12, 2018) – Orange County Soccer Club announced the signing of striker Michael Seaton just before the Home Opener on March 17. Seaton, 21, has over 4 years’ experience with Major League Soccer, having played for D.C. United and Portland Timbers. He has made over 67 appearances and scored 15 goals in his professional career.
“Michael is a player that is going to be a handful in this league. He is a strong powerful player that will cause problems for many defense,” said Orange County SC Head Coach, Braeden Cloutier. “He gives us the ability to stretch our opponents with his pace and will give us the much needed ability to score goals up top."
Seaton joins Orange County SC from Maccabi Ahi Nazreth Football Club of the Liga Lemuit. He spent the last two years playing in the Liga Leumit League with Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayi F.C. and Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. (on loan from Hapoel Ramat Gan) of the Israeli Premier League.
“I am glad to be here,” said Seaton. “There have been a lot of ups and downs that have not been in my control, but I am grateful that this organization believes in me to get the job done moving forward.”
Seaton made his MLS debut when he was just 17 years old, when he came on as a substitute for DC United against Philadelphia Union. He went on to make another 4 appearances for the club before he enjoyed a loan spell in the USL, with Richmond Kickers in March 2013, where he scored 8 goals from 23 appearances. Following his time with DC United, he moved to Portland Timbers before making the transition to Israel.
At age 17, Seaton received his first senior Jamaica national team call up versus Trinidad & Tobago on November 15, 2013 and scored his first senior international goal versus St. Lucia on March 5, 2014, he recorded his second international goal against Serbia, in 2014. His most recent appearance for the National Team was last October against Saudi Arabia.
Photo Credit: Portland Timbers
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Weight: 180 lbs.
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica