OC Soccer Club will return to Irvine on
Sept. 8 at the Champion Soccer Stadium at the Great Park Sports Park
Orange County SC settles for 1-1 draw vs. Seattle Sounders FC 2, continuing USL West Conference Climb.
Playing in the Pacific Northwest for the second time in two weeks, Orange County Soccer Club settled for a 1-1 draw against Seattle Sounders FC 2.
Midfielder Aodhan Quinn nearly opened the scoring in the 8th minute for Orange County, but his great individual run ended with a shot going narrowly wide. On a free kick a minute later, Orange County would miss a close-range effort over the bar.
Orange County Soccer Club fell behind in the 12th minute at Cheney Field. Goalkeeper Andre Rawls made a big save to deny S2 midfielder Azriel Gonzalez. Unfortunately, midfielder Jesse Daley would recover the rebound and beat Rawls with a powerful strike from outside the box.
In the 57th minute, Orange County would level things by way of a set piece. From a corner kick, Quinn found a leaping Alex Crognale and the defender blasted home the header. The remainder of the match saw quality chances for both clubs, but none that altered the scoreline. Sounders FC 2 saw a goal disallowed due to offside, and Quinn had a last-minute shot from right in front of goal saved by S2 goalkeeper Bryan Meredith.
The visitors held a big edge in shots (14-5) and in possession (64 percent). Orange County now sits alone in second place in the USL’s Western Conference, now one point ahead of Phoenix Rising FC.
Orange County will return to Irvine on Saturday, September 8th to host OKC Energy FC at Championship Soccer Stadium. Tickets are available at orangecountysoccer.com/tickets, or by calling 949-647-GOAL.
- Aodhan Quinn recorded his 10th assist of the season, placing him in a tie for second in the USL.
- In his return to Seattle, winger Darwin Jones finished with one shot, two fouls won and one key pass.
- Forward Thomas Enevoldsen completed 85 percent of his passes.