IRVINE, Calif. (March 15, 2019) – Orange County SC is delighted to announce the signing of young American forward, Kevin Coleman.
Coleman, 21, joins the club following a 3-year spell in Germany. The dynamic winger spent 2 years with the F.C. Kaiserslautern in their U-19s, before moving to SpVgg Bayreuth of the Regionalliga league.
“I’m happy that we were able to sign Kevin,” said OCSC Head Coach, Braeden Cloutier. “He came to us in preseason & made an immediate impact with his pace & ability to score goals.”
Prior to his move to Germany, he was selected for the U.S. U-17 National Team Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. Playing alongside Christian Pulisic and current teammate Hugo Arellano.
"I am very excited and grateful to have signed a professional contract with Orange County Soccer Club,” said Coleman. “I want to thank God, my family, friends, and coaches for their support through this journey. I would also like to thank Orange County for this great opportunity. I am excited for the season and can’t wait to get started!”
“We are excited to add Kevin, a talented and energetic winger to our roster,” said Oliver Wyss OCSC General Manager. “He is the kind of young player that will develop in our structure and flourish under the guidance of our coaching staff.”
Coleman will be on the roster for the club’s USL Championship home opener on March 16th against Tulsa Roughnecks.
Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be released.
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.