IRVINE, Calif. – Orange County SC has agreed to terms with Englishman Harry Forrester, pending league, federation and P1 approval. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"I'm very excited to bring a player of Harry's caliber on board and continue to strengthen our team from a year ago,” said OCSC Head Coach, Braeden Cloutier. “One of our first priorities this offseason was to find a dynamic winger with the ability to create off the dribble. Harry has that quality and proved it at a very high level for Rangers, one of the biggest clubs in the Scottish Premier League."
Forrester, a forward from Milton Keyenes, England, will join OCSC for the 2019 season. He most recently played for Machine Sazi in the Persian Gulf Pro League and before that he was a fan favorite for the most successful team in Scotland, Rangers FC.
“I can't wait to get started, after speaking to Oliver, Braeden, Peter, and Richard, I can see the plans for the club moving forward and I'm excited to be a part of that,” said Harry Forrester. “The club and league is only going one way and I want to be a part of that journey."
Forrester began his professional development with the youth teams of Watford and Aston Villa. He has also played for Kilmarnock, Brentford, Doncaster Rovers, AFC Wimbledon and Rangers FC.
“We are thrilled to add Harry to our roster,” said OCSC General Manager, Oliver Wyss. “He is a very talented player and his impressive resume speaks for itself, I am convinced Harry will have a significant impact on the field and entertain our fans with his abilities.”
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ABOUT HARRY FORRESTER
Harry Forrester is an English professional footballer. He made his Scottish Premier League debut at age 19 with Kilmarnock on loan from Aston Villa, and returned to the Scottish Premiership in 2015 with the Rangers FC.
Forrester played the past season in the Persian Gulf Pro League and before that he was with the Rangers FC, where he made a total of 44 appearances with 8 goals.
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