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Orange County SC Goal Keeper Aaron Cervantes Heads to Spain with U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team

By Orange County SC Communications, 04/13/18, 3:30PM PDT

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OCSC’s youngest signing to participate in series of International friendlies in Benicassim, Spain.

IRVINE, Calif. (April 13, 2018) – Orange County Soccer Club’s Aaron Cervantes heads to Spain today as part of the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team as they face India and Norway in the 2018 Sportchain Cup.        

“It is always an honor to represent my country and to wear the U.S. crest on my jersey,” said Cervantes.  “I am excited about the high competition that the International matches bring and hope as a team not only come away with victories but develop more confidence for our next challenge.”

The USA will face India on Monday, April 16 and 19 before battling Norway on April 17 and 21. Cervantes is one of 24 players born in 2002 to be called up by head coach John Hackworth.  The roster includes players who participated in the 2017 CONCACAF U-15 Championship last August and players who participated in the 2017 Nike International Friendlies where the U.S. team faced Brazil, England and the Netherlands in December.  All matches will take place at the FACSA Sports Centre in Benicassim.  

“As an organization we could not be prouder to have Aaron represent the U.S. U17 MNT in the upcoming Sportchain Cup! Aaron is constantly improving and flourishing in our professional environment, and the personalized development plan from Technical Director, Frans Hoek, and Goal Keeper Coach, Victor Nogueira is preparing him to excel on the highest level,” said Orange County SC General Manager and Executive Vice President Oliver Wyss.

Orange County SC begin their Texas two-step with a match against San Antonio FC at Toyota Field on Saturday, April 14 at 5:30 PM (PST).  The club will then head to H-E-B Park on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 PM (PST) to battle Rio Grande Valley FC  before reaturning home to Championship Soccer Stadium to face-off against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 PM (PST).  Tickets for upcoming home matches are available online at orangecountysoccer.com or via phone at (949) 647-GOAL.  

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