A playoff place has been secured for Orange County following their 2-0 victory over 10 man OKC Energy FC over the weekend. Now the side will head to Utah to take on Real Monarchs, the first of two crucial road matches that will determine which team will take fourth place and the final home playoff spot.
Orange County SC traveled to Oklahoma City in hopes of extending their current win streak to three games. Although they had the advantage in possession and passing, Orange County fell behind on an early free kick from Alvin Jones in just the 4th minute of play. His shot took a deflection in the box that sent the ball away from Aaron Cervantes.
17 year old Aaron Cervantes is nominated for USL Championship Goal of the Week in his professional debut.
After two crazy weeks of USL Championship action in the books, the power rankings list has changed even more. Teams that were early season favorites on the top of the list in the preseason (Louisville City FC, Phoenix Rising FC, Nashville SC, Indy Eleven) have all dropped points in the early season, and thus have dropped from their initial rankings. Other teams have taken advantage by not dropping points, and have moved to the top of the list (Saint Louis FC, OKC Energy FC, North Carolina FC, Tampa Bay Rowdies).