Monterey Bay FC

Monterey Bay Heads South to Irvine for Fixture against Orange County SC

June 30, 2023 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Monterey Bay FC News Release

IRVINE, California - Monterey Bay F.C. (7-4-5, 26 points) heads South to Irvine, California for a 7:00 p.m. PT fixture against Orange County SC (5-8-4, 19 points) at Championship Soccer Stadium on Saturday, July 1 in Week 17 of the 2023 USL Championship regular season. Live streaming of the match will be available on ESPN+.

Monterey Bay owns the all-time record 2-0-0 over Orange County SC after completing the season sweep in the Club's inaugural campaign, including wins at both Cardinale Stadium in Seaside and this weekend's venue, Championship Soccer Stadium, in Irvine. In addition to the season sweep, the Union have yet to concede a goal to Orange County as Monterey Bay managed to record shutouts in both contests as well.

The Crisp and Kelp and Orange County SC last met on September 7 at Cardinale Stadium. Sam Gleadle scored the lone goal of the match in the second half, his third in two matches at the time to lift Monterey Bay to a 1-0 win. At the back, Antony Siaha recorded the sixth clean sheet of his young career in the contest. This time around, the Union will look to continue its success against Orange County SC with a third consecutive head-to-head win. Overall, Monterey Bay will be looking to secure its fifth win in a row on the season and bring its unbeaten streak to six. A win in Irvine would also be a third consecutive road victory for the first time in the Club's short history - a feat that is possible following back-to-back wins in Las Vegas and Sacramento earlier this month.

Monterey Bay's return to Championship Soccer Stadium in Irvine will be Siaha's first time back since making his professional debut last July in which he recorded his first career clean sheet. It will also mark a special return for Ugo Okoli, who has played more matches with Orange County SC (70) than any other club in his career to date. Despite a short stint with Austin Bold FC, Okoli spent the majority of the past three seasons in Irvine from 2020-2022 before signing with the Crisp and Kelp this past April.

Orange County SC vs. Monterey Bay F.C.

Championship Soccer Stadium; Irvine, California

Saturday, July 1, 2023; 7:00 p.m. PT

2023 Records

Orange County SC (5-8-4, 19 pts, 9th West); Monterey Bay F.C. (7-4-5, 26 pts, 3rd West)

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