Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda was rumored to be a potential signing by LAFC. The former AC Milan man spent a couple of days training with the Orange County Soccer Club in the USL. OCSC is LAFC’s affiliate.
Honda signed with Club Pachuca in Mexico on a free transfer. Honda has been one of the European-based players that had been rumored to join MLS for years. He’s been linked with Seattle, the Galaxy and LAFC, just to name a few.
Orange County Soccer Club will be without Ami Pineda and Jerry van Ewijk for a long stretch due to suspensions following Saturday’s late-game scuffle with Portland Timbers 2. The game ended in a 3-3 draw.
Pineda was hit with a six-game suspension, while van Ewijk received a five-game suspension. Both of their suspensions will begin with Saturday’s game against Phoenix Rising FC.
The incident occurred late in the July 1 game when van Ewijk become tangled up with a Portland player, leading to both players following the ground. Pineda came in afterward.
Newly-branded Orange County Soccer Club opened the 2017 USL season in style with a 2-0 victory over Reno 1868 FC, Saturday.
Markhus “Duke” Lacroix scored in the 30th minute and added another in the 45th to seal the victory. This is Lacroix’s first year in Orange County, having spent the previous two years with Indy Eleven of the NASL.
The Orange County Soccer Club, formerly known as the Orange County Blues FC,
Orange County Soccer Club
announced three signings last week.
OCSC signed a 24-year-old winger Jerry Van Ewjik, who spent the last three seasons playing for De Graafschap and Go Ahead Eagles in the Dutch Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie. He scored 24 goals with nine assists.
Also returning is veteran midfielder Richard Chaplow. Chaplows joined the Blues in the second half of last year.
The club also announced the signing of Dusan Stevanovic
The Orange County Blues FC has been rebranded as the Orange County Soccer Club, it was announced Friday.
The club also unveiled a new logo which was developed with fan input.
“In selecting a name and logo, I wanted the primary focus to be on
Orange County Soccer Club
Orange County,” Owner James Keston said. “Where most teams in Orange County in the past have shied away from having the OC be a part of their logo, we really wanted to embrace it and make it a focal point. We wanted to give fans something that readily identifies the club as Orange County’s team.”
The logo was designed by branding company Art Machine. The club hosted a series of events with fans to give their input on design options.