IRVINE, Calif. – Orange County SC has agreed to terms with recent Concordia University graduate, Connor Gordon, pending league, and federation approval.
"I'm very happy that Connor has agreed to join us this season,” said OCSC Head Coach, Braeden Cloutier. “He has shown over the past several years the ability to score goals in college and we are hoping that he can produce the same results here at Orange County. "
Gordon, a forward from Coto De Caza, will join OCSC for the 2019 season. He most recently played for Concordia University and he has been a member Orange County SC U-23 League Two Team since April, 2017.
"I am very excited to continue my growth as a soccer player at Orange County Soccer Club,” said Gordon. “ It has been a very pleasurable and rewarding experience to work with the organization starting with the PDL team (now League Two) and now moving into the first team. It is a blessing to be able to play for my home town team and represent such a great city."
Gordon a local product and a success story for Orange County SC’s path to the pros initiative, began playing soccer in Huntington Beach, CA. After graduating Edison High School, he attended Concordia University, where he was a two-time first team All-PacWest Conference honoree. Gordon currently shares the Concordia University school record with 50 career goals.
“We are pleased to add Connor, a local stand out to our first team roster,” said OCSC General Manager, Oliver Wyss. “Connor successfully developed through our pathway to professional model and after an impressive season playing for our U23 side earned a full professional contract.
Per club policy, terms of player contracts with Orange County SC will not be released.
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ABOUT CONNOR GORDON
Connor Gordon is a southern California, soccer player from Huntington Beach California and a recent graduate from Concordia University in Irvine. Gordon came up through the southern California club system and began playing for OCSC’s U23 team in April, 2017.
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.
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