Danish Keeper Joins Orange County SC

Frederik Due signs with the club for the remainder of the 2019 season

New Orange County SC goalie Frederik Due in action for Hartford Athletic.  |   Photo courtesy of Orange County SC

New Orange County SC goalie Frederik Due in action for Hartford Athletic. | Photo courtesy of Orange County SC

IRVINE, Calif. (August 21, 2019) – Orange County announced today the arrival of Danish goalkeeper Frederik Due, pending league and federation approval. He transfers to the club from USL club Hartford Athletic

“I’m very happy that we’ve been able to secure Frederik,” said Orange County SC head coach, Braeden Cloutier. “He has played at the top level in Denmark and comes highly recommended. From what we have seen through scouting, he will fit perfectly with how our team is set up.”

The Danish import, joins OCSC from Hartford after 3 seasons with Randers FC of the Danish Superliga. The 27-year old spent 5 years with HB Køge of the Danish First League prior to joining Randers. Due totaled 37 clean sheets in his 8 seasons in Denmark.

“I am so excited to be here, I can't wait to get started,” Said Due. “I'm going to do all I can to ensure that the club makes the playoffs.”

“We are pleased to add a very experienced goalkeeper in Frederik to our roster as we are pushing for the playoffs,” said OCSC President of Soccer Operations, Oliver Wyss. “Frederik is a top-notch professional on and off the field and he will add depth to our Goalkeeper position, especially with Aaron Cervantes being in contention to make the US 17 MNT World Cup roster.”

Due is eligible to make his debut for the club this weekend at home against Real Monarchs SLC.

ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY SOCCER CLUB

Orange County Soccer Club is Orange County’s only professional soccer team that is part of the United Soccer League (USL), the fastest growing Division II professional soccer league in the world.  The USL is comprised of 34 teams across the United States. The team plays its home games at the Orange County Great Park’s Championship Soccer Stadium, located in Irvine, CA. Nestled in the heart of the Great Park, Championship Soccer Stadium has a capacity of over 5,000 for Orange County SC matches. Orange County SC was one of 12 founding members of the USL during its inaugural 2011 season. The preceding club, Orange County Blues, won the 2015 Western Conference Regular Season Championship and reached the Western Conference Semi-Finals of the USL Playoffs in back-to-back seasons.  Team owner and Chief Investment Officer of LARO Properties, James Keston, purchased and re-branded the team in 2017. Keston, who actively oversees all operations of the team, is dedicated to providing a pathway to professional soccer and a world-class soccer organization that focuses on the fans, players and youth clubs of Orange County. 

For more information about Orange County Soccer Club, and to experience professional soccer in the OC, visit: http://www.orangecountysoccer.com.  For more information about the United Soccer League, visit: http://www.uslsoccer.com.