MLS SuperDraft Number One Pick Joins Orange County SC
IRVINE, Calif. - Orange County announced today the arrival of Orange County native Frankie Amaya, pending league and federation approval. He joins the club on a one-month loan from MLS club FC Cincinnati.
Amaya, from Santa Ana, Orange County spent his youth career representing the Pateadores academy before being recruited by UCLA. In his rookie year, he was voted Freshman All-American and First Team All-Pac 12. During his time with the Bruins, he was called up to represent the U-20 U.S. National Team and made his debut against France early last year.
The 18-year-old midfielder was then selected number one overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft by FC Cincinnati in January of this year. He went on to make his MLS debut in March, coming on as a second-half substitute against Philadelphia Union.
He joins up with Orange County SC on a month loan, prior to his likely participation in the 2019 U-20 World Cup in Poland, which begins May 23, 2019. He is eligible to make his debut for the club this weekend on the road against OKC Energy FC.
Images from this story
Frankie Amaya with Cincinnati FC
Frankie Amaya with Cincinnati FC
• Discuss this story on the United Soccer League Championship message board...
United Soccer League Championship Stories from April 17, 2019
- Indy Eleven to Change Three Dates on 2019 USL Championship Schedule - Indy Eleven
- Republic FC Will Host Stanford University in Exhibition Match on Saturday - Sacramento Republic FC
- Memphis 901 FC to Play in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in May - Memphis 901 FC
- US Soccer Releases Second Round Pairings for 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup - Birmingham Legion FC
- Republic FC's Second Round Matchup for 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Announced - Sacramento Republic FC
- Memphis 901 FC Completes Transfer with Las Vegas Lights FC - Memphis 901 FC
- Tulsa Roughnecks Partner with Metro Tulsa Soccer Clubs United - Tulsa Roughnecks FC
- Nashville SC to Play Second Round U.S. Open Cup Match in Murfreesboro - Nashville SC
- Indy Eleven to Host 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Second Round Match - Indy Eleven
- Lights FC Will Take Part in Their Second U.S. Open Cup - Las Vegas Lights FC
- Republic FC's Villyan Bijev Has Red Card against Portland Timbers 2 Rescinded - Sacramento Republic FC
- Reno 1868 FC Set to Face Sacramento Republic FC in Second Round of 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup - Reno 1868 FC
- North Carolina FC to Begin Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Home in Second Round - North Carolina FC
- Phoenix Rising to Host U.S. Open Cup Second Round - Phoenix Rising FC
- Switchbacks FC Potential U.S. Open Cup Opponents Announced - Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
- STLFC Enters Second Round of U.S. Open Cup - Saint Louis FC
- Nashville SC Collaborates with Special Olympics Tennessee to Hold Session for Athletes - Nashville SC
- MLS SuperDraft Number One Pick Joins Orange County SC - Orange County SC
- USL Championship Discipline Report - Week 7 - USL
- Hartford Athletic Announces Cigna as Founding Partner - Hartford Athletic
- Chavany Willis scores first Steel FC goal in loss - Bethlehem Steel FC
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Orange County SC Stories
- MLS SuperDraft Number One Pick Joins Orange County SC
- OCSC Announces the Signing of Patrick McLain
- Orange County SC Adds Hugo Arellano on Loan from the LA Galaxy
- Orange County SC Signs Liga MX Goalkeeper Carlos Lopez Cortez
- Orange County Soccer Club Enters the World of eSports