|Full name||Orange County Soccer Club|
|Founded||1998, as Los Angeles Blues|
|Stadium||Championship Soccer Stadium|
|2019||5th, Western Conference|
Playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals
Orange County Soccer Club is an American soccer team based in the Orange County, California suburb of Irvine. Founded in 2010 as the Los Angeles Blues, the team currently plays in the second tier USL Championship.
The team plays its home games at Championship Soccer Stadium, located inside Great Park in Irvine.
The then Los Angeles Blues were founded by Iranian-American businessman Ali Mansouri in 1998 and announced as a USL Pro expansion franchise on December 7, 2010. The team was associated with the United Soccer Leagues W-League team LA Blues, and is part of the larger Orange County Blues organization, which has competed in Los Angeles-area amateur leagues since 1998. They introduced their first three players—goalkeeper Oscar Dautt and midfielders Cesar Rivera and Josh Tudela—at a formal launch event on December 14, 2010.
After an extensive pre-season, the Blues played their first games in the Caribbean over the weekend of April 15–17, 2011, a 3–0 victory over Sevilla Puerto Rico, and a 2–1 victory over Antigua Barracuda. The first goal in franchise history was scored by Cesar Rivera.
In January 2012, the Blues announced the hiring of Steve Donner (formerly CEO of Orlando City) as vice president of business operations to focus on improving marketing for the club and to bring professionalism to the front-office. The first game of the 2012 season reflected these efforts with a 2,432 attendance compared to 696 for the first home game in 2011 (the Blues averaged 382 during the 2011 season).
In 2016, the team became the USL affiliate of Los Angeles FC in a multi-year deal, which was ended after 2018. The team later changed its name to Orange County SC and was purchased by American businessman James Keston. The team won the Western Conference Regular Season Title in 2018 with 20 Wins, 8 losses and 6 ties. They defeated Saint Louis FC and Reno 1868 FC before losing 2–1 to Phoenix Rising FC in the Western Conference Final. Thomas Enevoldsen scored 20 goals and was named to the All-League First Team along with Aodhan Quinn.
|2||DF||Kevin Alston||United States|
|3||DF||Brent Richards||United States|
|4||DF||Rob Kiernan||Republic of Ireland|
|6||DF||Michael Orozco||United States|
|8||MF||Seth Casiple||United States|
|10||FW||Adam Jahn (on loan from Atlanta United)||United States|
|16||MF||Tommy McCabe||United States|
|17||FW||Darwin Jones||United States|
|19||MF||Chris Wehan||United States|
|20||MF||Brian Iloski||United States|
|21||MF||Francis Jacobs||United States|
|22||DF||Nathan Smith||United States|
|23||DF||Kobi Henry||United States|
|26||MF||Raymond Drai||United States|
|—||MF||Jack Imperato||United States|
|5||DF||Blake Malone (at Union Omaha)||United States|
Main article: List of Orange County SC seasons
This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the club. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Orange County SC seasons.
|Season||League||Position||Playoffs||USOC||Continental / Other||Average attendance||Top goalscorer(s)|
|2019||USLC||34||15||10||9||54||43||+11||54||1.59||5th||12th||R1||R2||3,192|| Michael Seaton
^ 1. Avg. Attendance include statistics from league matches only.
^ 2. Top Goalscorer(s) includes all goals scored in league play, playoffs, U.S. Open Cup, and other competitive matches.
*as of end of 2011-2020 season
|Austin Bold FC||1||1||0.00|
|Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC||6||4||1||54.55|
|Dayton Dutch Lions||5||1||3||55.56|
|El Paso Locomotive FC||1||2||33.33|
|Harrisburg City Islanders||2||3||4||22.22|
|LA Galaxy II||8||12||6||30.77|
|Las Vegas Lights FC||5||1||1||71.43|
|New Mexico United||1||1||50.00|
|OKC Energy FC||4||8||2||28.57|
|Orlando City SC||3||1||0.00|
|Phoenix Rising FC||7||10||6||30.43|
|Portland Timbers 2||6||2||2||60.00|
|Puerto Rico United||1||100.00|
|Reno 1868 FC||3||2||2||42.86|
|Rio Grande Valley FC Toros||3||4||1||37.50|
|River Plate Puerto Rico||1||0.00|
|Sacramento Republic FC||5||9||3||29.41|
|Saint Louis FC||2||3||0.00|
|San Antonio FC||3||3||2||37.5|
|San Diego Loyal||1||1||1||33.33|
|Sevilla FC Puerto Rico||1||100.00|
|Swope Park Rangers||3||1||1||60.00|
|Vancouver Whitecaps 2||7||1||1||77.78|
|VSI Tampa Bay||1||0.00|