On Military Appreciation Night in Orange County, Orange County Soccer Club welcomed Real Monarchs SLC. Orange County’s has been on a four-game unbeaten streak at home, and the Monarchs have only won 2 road games all season, so OC seemed poised to continue their home success.
So, as soon as I open my big mouth, the opposite happens. Last week I was baffled by Indy Eleven and their inability to score at home and they have a huge come back win, scoring two against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC to get an important home victory. The other team I apparently have jinxed is Fresno FC. I mentioned that I was high on them and that they should be further up the power rankings, and then they went and laid an egg in Colorado Springs against the Switchbacks.
Orange County Soccer Club took the field looking to extend their home unbeaten streak against the visiting Rio Grande Valley FC Toros. Orange County survived an early scare in the fourth minute when Aodhan Quinn was called for a handball in the box resulting in a penalty kick for RGV.
On a cold and windy Carson evening, Orange County SC and fans traveled north on the 405 for a clash against LA Galaxy II, the first match between the sides in 2019, looking for three points and a chance to move up the Western Conference table.