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Everything You Need to Know Before Orange County SC Squares off with Memphis 901 FC in the Bluff City

April 5, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Orange County SC News Release

Kickoff: Saturday, April 6 (1:00 PM PDT)

Where: AutoZone Park (Memphis, TN)

How to Watch: ESPN+, The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa with The County Line Coalition

After successfully defending The Champ during their two match homestand, the County Boys head on the road again for their first of two straight away from home. They'll visit AutoZone Park in Memphis, TN for a battle with new Western Conference opponent Memphis 901 FC at 1:00 PM PDT. OCSC is currently 2-0-2 on the season and looking to extend their regular season unbeaten streak to nine matches.


Memphis 901 FC enter Saturday's contest in 9th place, their first season in the USL Championship's Western Conference, after last season's conference realignment. They have struggled out of the gate, with their only win of the season coming against Las Vegas Lights FC on Matchday 1. Memphis signed the USL Championship's active leading goal scorer, forward Neco Brett, this offseason. Brett has scored 82 goals in the USL Championship regular season across five clubs, but has featured sparingly for Memphis so far this year. Memphis 901 FC's most exciting and intriguing young prospect is forward Nighte Pickering. The 19-year-old forward from Birmingham, AL scored the match winner against Las Vegas and also leads the club in shots (5) and shots on target (2).

2024 Regular Season Record: 1-2-0 9th in USL-C Western Conference (14-10-10 in 2023, 4th in USL-C Eastern Conference)

Goals Scored: 3 | Goals Allowed: 4 | Clean Sheets: 0

Players to Watch

F Nighte Pickering

D Akeem Ward


Orange County SC retained their position on top of the USL Championship's Western Conference after a 1-0 victory over FC Tulsa last Saturday at The Champ. The first professional goal from midfielder Sofiane Djeffal in the 27th minute was enough for the Black and Orange to secure all three points at home. Djeffal's goal also continued the streak of unique goal scorers for OCSC, making it now seven goals scored by seven different players. Goalkeeper Colin Shutler kept his 14th clean sheet in Black and Orange and recorded his 19th win between the posts, surpassing previous club records set by former goalkeeper Patrick Rakovsky. The Black and Orange have matched their best four game start to a season in club history (2020, 2-0-2) and they have done so while missing key contributors all over the pitch. Midfielder Ashish Chattha has stepped up in the interim and provided key minutes while others are nursing back to health.

Players to Watch

M Ashish Chattha

M Brian Iloski

All-time record:

Orange County SC is 1-0-1 all-time against Memphis 901 FC.

Previous Matchup: 2023 USL Championship

Memphis 901 FC 3 - 4 Orange County SC (AutoZone Park, Memphis, TN)

Scoring summary: Emerson Hyndman 4' (MEM), Rece Buckmaster 22' (MEM), Milan Iloski 24' (OCSC), Marc "Sparky" McNulty 32' (OCSC), Rodrigo da Costa 44' (MEM), Ryan Doghman 45 +4' (OCSC), Bryce Jamison 86' (OCSC)


Orange County SC launched their 2024 home kit, the Classic kit earlier this season. The Classic kit is the first time that OCSC is playing in their correct shade of orange, thanks to our new official kit supplier at hummel. The kit has black accents on the collar and the sleeve that each hold orange wave designs. The kit is a nod to our home of Orange County and the classic soccer kits of the 90s with the black collar. You can purchase your Classic kit and more at today!


Goalkeeper Colin Shutler is now the new all-time leader in club history for wins (19) and clean sheets (14) as a keeper, surpassing the previous record set by former goalkeeper Patrick Rakovsky. Midfielders Seth Casiple and Brian Iloski have their eyes on setting some history of their own on Saturday in Memphis. Should both players make an appearance, Seth Casiple would play in his 200th USL Championship Regular Season match and Brian Iloski would set a new club record for appearances at 101, surpassing the previous record set by former club captain Michael Orozco (100).


The only way to secure your seat for every Orange County SC home match in 2024 is by becoming a season ticket holder! Becoming a season ticket holder comes with special benefits, like your own entrance at The Champ, a ticket to one away game of your choice and much more! Grab yours today at

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