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Orange County SC Signs Defender Danilo Acosta

January 7, 2022 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Orange County SC News Release

IRVINE, CA -- Orange County SC has announced the signing of current Honduran international and defender Danilo 'Danny' Acosta ahead of the 2022 USL Championship season, subject to league and federation approval. The 24-year-old left back split time between LA Galaxy and its USL Championship affiliate LA Galaxy II during the 2021 campaign.

"I am really excited about joining the Orange County Soccer Club," Acosta said. "I'm really looking forward to giving my all to this organization to keep us as a team at the top throughout this season. Especially thankful for coach Richard [Chaplow] and the whole club for giving me this opportunity. Can't wait to be a part of the family."

Acosta rose through the ranks of MLS-side Real Salt Lake's academy in Arizona and made his professional debut with the club's USL affiliate Real Monarchs in 2015. RSL signed Acosta to an MLS Homegrown Player contract ahead of the 2016 season and was loaned back to Real Monarchs. During the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Acosta featured regularly for RSL in MLS competition making a total of 29 appearances. RSL loaned Acosta to Orlando City SC in 2019 for a season before the defender made the move to Southern California.

"We are delighted to add Danny to our 2022 roster," President of Soccer Operations Oliver Wyss said. "Danny is a talented versatile defender and despite only being 24 years old, has already played multiple successful seasons in the MLS and USL as well as representing Honduras internationally."

Born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Acosta moved to Sandy, Utah, at 12-years-old where his father had been living, making him eligible to represent the U.S. Men's National Team. Acosta was called-up at the U-18 and U-20 levels, before attending a senior team training camp in January 2018.

With the Stars and Stripes, Acosta won the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship coached by Tab Ramos and scored the deciding penalty in the Final against Honduras. Acosta featured in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup and helped guide the team to the quarterfinals. For the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Acosta was called-up by Honduras and did not make an appearance. In 2021, he finally made his debut for Los Catrachos making two appearances during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Yesterday, OCSC also announced the re-signings of Brian Iloski, Tommy McCabe and Brent Richards from last season's title winning squad.


Orange County SC sign Defender Danilo Acosta, January 2022

Name: Danilo "Danny" Acosta

Position: Defender

Height: 5' 11"

Weight: 170 lbsBorn: November 17, 1997

Birthplace: San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Social Media: @dannyacosta17

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