IRVINE, Calif. – Orange County SC has agreed to terms with winger, Jerry Van Wolfgang, pending league, and federation approval.
"I couldn't be happier that Jerry has decided to return to Orange County,” said OCSC Head Coach, Braeden Cloutier. “Jerry is a player that I had a big part in bringing to America two years ago, and I feel he fits perfectly with our style & system of play we have now implemented here in Orange County."
Van Wolfgang, a forward from the Netherlands, returns to OCSC for the 2019 season after playing for Reno 1868 FC in the USL in 2018, scoring 9 goals in all competitions.
"It's great to be back in Orange County,” said Van Wolfgang. “I am looking forward to seeing the great fans again at the stadium for an exciting season as we strive to win a USL championship!”
Van Wolfgang, 25, spent eight years of his youth career with PSV in his native Netherlands before spending a majority of his adult career with top level Dutch clubs. He’s played with AGOVV, De Graafschap and Go Ahead Eagles with his best stint coming at De Graafschap where he scored 24 goals from 2012-2015.
“We are excited to welcoming Jerry back to Orange County,” said OCSC General Manager, Oliver Wyss. “His talent and creativity will improve our team and will for sure entertain our fans.”
Per club policy, terms of player contracts with Orange County SC will not be released.
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ABOUT JERRY VAN WOLFGANG
Jerry Van Wolfgang is a Dutch professional footballer. He made his professional debut for AGOVV Apeldoorn and joined De Graafschap in 2012. Van Wolfgang played 10 matches for the Netherlands U-17 team including 3 at the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. He also played 3 games for the Netherlands U-19s.
Van Wolfgang played the past season in the USL with Reno 1868 FC and before that he was with the OCSC, where he made a total of 29 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.
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