OCSC Signs USL League One Golden Boot Winner Ronaldo Damus
Irvine, CA - Orange County SC announced today that the club has signed forward Ronaldo Damus. Pending league and federation approval, Damus will be the sixth offseason addition for County and will join the club ahead of the 2021 campaign.
"We are delighted to add Ronaldo, one of the top young forwards in the USL to our roster," said OCSC President of Soccer Operations, Oliver Wyss. "Ronaldo is a real talent with a bright future ahead of him and he will continue to develop in our professional environment. We are looking forward to showcasing him in Orange County and preparing him for his goal to play on the highest level in Europe!"
Damus, age 21, had five goals and two assists in 13 appearances for North Texas SC in USL League One during the shortened 2020 season, his second year with the club. In his first season, Damus averaged a goal every 97.3 minutes. The striker scored 16 goals in 20 regular season matches, and subsequently won the 2019 USL League One Golden Boot. Damus was also ranked number one on the 2019 USL 20 Under 20 list.
Before signing with North Texas SC in January of 2019, Damus joined the FC Dallas U-19 Academy team halfway through the 2017-2018 season, where he scored 12 goals in 13 matches.
At 21, Damus is an established Haitian international player who made his senior debut at 16-years-old when he started against Costa Rica in a 2016 World Cup Qualifier. Prior to his call up to the senior team, he was regularly featured on Haiti's U-20 national squad having made eight appearances.
"I'm very eager to start working with Ronaldo," said OCSC Head Coach, Braeden Cloutier. "He is a very exciting young prospect that has a talent for scoring goals."
Damus is a right-footed striker that has a knack for finding his teammates and the back of the net. He is an up-and-coming talent with the opportunity to learn from an experienced Orange County SC roster.
Orange County SC signs forward Ronaldo Damus, January 2021.
Name: Ronaldo DamusPronunciation: DEH-muhsPosition: Forward
Weight: 170 lbsBorn: September 12, 1999
Birthplace: Hinche, Haiti
Social Media: @ronaldodamus
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