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Orange County SC Position Themselves Well After 3-0 Victory Over LA Galaxy II

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Orange County SC team huddle | Photo by Orange County SC | April 7, 2018

On Saturday night, Orange County SC defeated rivals LA Galaxy II in their first 405 derby meeting of the 2018 season by a scoreline of 3-0. Of course, with a great result, came many positives.

From the Orange County perspective, here are some favorable takeaways.

Extend Another Week Atop USL Western Conference Standings 

It’s five games into the season for Orange County SC, and they’re letting it be known around the league that they are in fact a power house this year. A win over the Galaxy put them at a record of three wins, one loss, and one tie, which is a favorable position in the standings, first place with ten points.

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Orange County SC forward Michael Seaton during the 405 Derby | Photo by Orange County SC | April 7, 2018

However, with a team like Sacramento Republic FC also in the quest for first, have one less game played than Orange County, and the same amount of points. A team that gave Orange County their only loss of the season so far, but for now, Orange County SC remain at the top of the standings until and/or if Sacramento take advantage of that extra game.

Goals Scored, and Goals Allowed

It’s hard not to give Orange County the credit that they deserve, scoring nine goals with zero allowed in their last three games. Some might say they haven’t faced the toughest competition, but there’s no denying the fact that they are taking care of business, and that is what matters most, winning games that are expected, and earning points.

In total, Orange County SC have scored ten goals, and have only allowed two. That’s currently the largest goal differential of any team in the Western Conference.

Notably, Orange County’s goals have come from six different players. Three whom are forwards, two midfielders, and one defender. Not that it matters at the end of the day, but one can say that goals coming from all over the field from players at different positions makes them not to heavily reliant on one player, which is a good thing I would say, and instead have multiple threats.

Both offensively, and defensively, the team seems to be responding well to coach Braeden Cloutier.

Competition On The Road

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Orange County vs LA Galaxy II | Photo by Orange County SC | April 7, 2018

Now that Orange County took care of business at home this past weekend, it’s time to hit the road.

Orange County have yet to lose an away game this season, having beaten both Oklahoma City Energy FC and Tulsa Roughnecks FC. 

Orange County will be traveling to Texas for Saturday’s match vs. San Antonio FC April 14 at 5:30 pm.

San Antonio, an opponent who’s known for playing good at home, should be a good test for Orange County, despite a steady start from the Texas club in 2018, so I’m expecting nothing less than a close game. Stay tuned.

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