Now in our second season as sponsors of Orange County Soccer Club, we’re following the team closely as they defend the USL Championship they won in dramatic fashion late last year.
They began their campaign in front of a record crowd for a home opener, giving the team a boisterous start to the season on the night they hung their championship banner.
But there is nothing tougher than trying to defend the USL title, with every team seeing this as a chance to make a statement. Throw in some injuries, a transfer of last year’s top scorer Ronaldo Damus to Sweden and some visa challenges and it has been a tough start to the 2022 year.
Despite a slow start to the season, only two wins – both against RGV Toros – the team has since recorded a breakout win at home to FC Tulsa.
The game saw Milan Iloski score his first pro hat-trick as Orange County reached five goals before half-time for the first time in their history. Now just a win away from the play-offs, and with no defeats in three, the season is back on track.