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Everything You Need to Know Before Orange County SC Hosts Oakland Roots SC

OCSC Loses 3-1 in Indiana

May 5, 2022 – United Soccer League Championship (USL) – Orange County SC News Release

Kickoff: Saturday, May 7 (7:00 PM PDT)

Where: Championship Soccer Stadium (Irvine, CA)

How to Watch: At the Stadium, Bally Sports SoCal, ESPN+

Match Theme: Fiesta de Futbol

Orange County SC returns home for a rematch of the 2021 Western Conference Semifinals against Oakland Roots SC on Saturday, May 7 at 7:00pm PDT at Championship Soccer Stadium. This is the first of three consecutive home matches in the month of May. Doors open at 5:30pm PDT for the season’s first Fiesta de Futbol.

THE TOWN

Oakland has one win in their last five matches and currently sit near the bottom of the Western Conference table. Former Venezuelan international Juan Guerra is in his first season as head coach.

2022 Regular Season Record: 1-4-4

Goals Scored: 12 | Goals Conceded: 15 | Clean Sheets: 1

Players to Watch

FW Óttar Magnús Karlsson

FW Dariusz Formella

THE HISTORY

Orange County SC holds a perfect record against Oakland as the clubs played each other four times in the 2021 USL Championship Regular Season and once in the playoffs.

All-time record

OCSC is 4-0-0 against Oakland in the regular season. They met in the 2021 USL Championship Playoffs where OCSC beat Oakland in a penalty shootout.

About Oakland

Founded in 2018, began play in NISA in 2019 and joined the USL Championship in 2021

Called three different venues their home ground during the 2021 season (Laney College Stadium, Merritt College, Las Positas College)

Advanced to the Western Conference Semifinal during inaugural USL Championship season

BIG WIN IN TEXAS

The defending USL Championship winners got back in the win column with a 2-1 victory over the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros on Saturday, April 30. The two clubs traded goals in the first five minutes until Cubo Torres broke the deadlock before the end of the first half.

Full Time: OCSC 2 – RGVFC 1

Scoring Summary

3′ Cubo Torres (OCSC)

5′ Ricky Ruiz (RGVFC)

39′ Cubo Torres (OCSC)

LET’S TALK ABOUT CUBO

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