Date of Birth: July 30, 1997
Weight: 178 lbs
Hometown: Luumaki, Finland
Orange County SC signed Mikko Kuningas on December 17, 2020.
2021 (OCSC): In his first season with Orange County, Kuningas made 34 appearances scoring four goals and four assists. Accumulated 11 yellow cards and scored off a direct free kick in 2021 USL Championship Final.
2020 (FC Lahti): Kuningas tallied five goals and four assists in 25 appearances for FC Lahti during the shortened 2020 season.
2018-2019 (FC Inter Turku): Over two seasons with Finnish powerhouse Inter Turku, Kuningas recorded five goals and 10 assists. He won the Finnish Cup with FC Inter Turku in 2018 and scored the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute.
2015-2017 (FC Lahti): Kuningas spent his first three professional seasons with FC Lahti in the Veikkausliiga, Finland’s top flight league. 17-year-old Kuningas was awarded “Newcomer of the Year” by FC Lahti in 2015.
Kuningas has been an ever-present part of Finland’s Youth National team system, recording a total of 10 caps. He made his debut for Finland’s U-21 team in 2017 in an international friendly against the Netherlands.