Orange County SC to Face Off Against Tijuana Xolos First Team in an International Friendly

OCSC to host international exhibition game June 27th at Championship Soccer Stadium .

Orange County SC forward Michael Seaton converts on a penalty kick in Orange County SC’s 5-1 win over Tijuana Xolos U-23 team. | Photo courtesy of Orange County SC

Orange County SC forward Michael Seaton converts on a penalty kick in Orange County SC’s 5-1 win over Tijuana Xolos U-23 team. | Photo courtesy of Orange County SC

IRVINE, Calif. (May 28, 2019) Orange County SC will host Liga MX’s Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente, also known as Xolos, in an international friendly on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Championship Stadium at 7 p.m..

“We are extremely excited to host Tijuana's Xolos First Team on June 27th at Orange County SC's Championship stadium at the Great Park in Irvine and continue to develop the relationship between our two clubs. OCSC and Xolos share the goal of not only bringing the highest level of soccer to our fans on both sides of the border, but also on providing our most talented players a pathway to the highest levels of professional soccer around the globe. We are looking forward to welcoming all of the Xolos fans into our beautiful stadium and helping their First Team prepare for the upcoming Liga MX season,” said Oliver Wyss, OCSC General Manger & EVP.

Founded in 2007, the Xolos were promoted to Liga MX in 2011 and won their first Liga MX title in the 2012 Apertura after defeating Toluca 4-1 on aggregate. The club participated in the 2013 Copa Libertadores, making it to the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual winner of the tournament, Brazilian first-division team Atlético Mineiro. Tijuana most recently faced an MLS side, the New York Red Bulls, in the quarterfinals of the 2018 Concacaf Champions League. In 2019 Tijuana advanced to the Liguilla where they lost to León 3-1 in the first leg.

“We are excited to be able to play in Orange County for the many soccer fans in that region,” said Club Tijuana Sporting Director Roberto Cornejo. “This is a great way to unite soccer from both sides of the border and help create a great international relationship for years to come.”

Tickets for the June 27th game will go on sale at and on Ticketmaster on Thursday May 30th and will start at $10.00 for general admission and $17.00 for reserved seating. There will also be a limited number of field preferred access seating for $50.

Club Tijuana’s star-studded roster features Fabian Castillo and Ignacio Rivero. Their head coach is former MLS star and coach Oscar Pareja.

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ABOUT CLUB TIJUANA Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente, commonly referred to as Xolos de Tijuana, or simply as Xolos, is a Mexican professional football club from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Founded in January 2007, the club was promoted to Liga MX in 2011, where they have played since.

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.
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