It’s safe to say a lot of things are looking good for the future right now in Orange County. Currently on a five match winning streak, OC is in strong from heading towards a second consecutive playoff qualification. Business is also being done off the field, as the club looks further forward into the future and secures the services of another U17 international. It’s a testament to OCSC’s stability, future, and its growing developmental ranks that have included UC Irvine’s Rafael Espinoza, Francis Jacobs, and Aaron Cervantes.
From the official press release:
Orange County SC announced the signing of yet another young talent today, with U.S. U17 Men’s National team member, Bryang Kayo joining the club. Kayo, arrives from DC United’s Academy having previously been on loan with Loudoun United FC of the USL Championship.
"Bryang is a technically gifted player that I am very excited to be working with. He has already shown at the youth international level that he can compete with the most talented players in his age group. It'll now be good for his progress & development to match up with full professionals on a regular basis." said OCSC head coach, Braeden Cloutier.
Kayo is expected to be part of the U.S. U17 Men’s World Cup team that will head to Brazil in October. Most recently he started in both U.S. U17 victories over Mexico and the Netherlands in the 4 Nations Tournament this past month.
The 17-year-old hails from Maryland where he played for Bethesda SC U-14 prior to signing with D.C. United’s Academy. The 6 foot 1 inch midfielder made 3 appearances for Loudoun FC (DC United’s USL affiliate) this season, making his first start on the road against Louisville City FC.
Kayo is eligible to make his debut for the club this weekend on the road versus Tulsa, as the team looks to set a new club record of six consecutive wins.
“We are excited to add Bryang, a proven U.S. Youth International to our roster” said OCSC President of Soccer Operations, Oliver Wyss. “Bryang is a very talented player who will continue
to develop and mature in our professional environment. He has a very bright future ahead and we are excited for his upcoming opportunities with OCSC and the U.S. U17 Youth National Team!”
Per club policy, terms of player contracts with Orange County SC will not be released.