Moses and Gautrat plan to bring their overseas experiences to OC Blues FC

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IRVINE, Calif.- A fresh breeze of European air has arrived at the Orange County Blues FC as they officially sign US born players Seth Moses and Fabrice Gautrat. Both Gautrat and Moses look forward to further develop their skills on US soil alongside OC Blues FC.

Seth Moses, 20, joins OC Blues FC after a brief stint in the PDL with the Baltimore Bohemians in 2013. Moses previously played for Austrian side SC Rheindorf Altach II and USV Eschen-Mauren where he spent a season with each club.  “It feels great. I like the weather, I’m excited for the beaches, it’s a different vibe compared to Baltimore.” said Moses, regarding his new California state. “The team itself is welcoming, I like the players, I’m ready to get my career started.”

“A player with a great future for OC Blues; and he has the will to improve and he works really hard to achieve that,” said Head Coach Daryuosh Yazdani. “He should be nicknamed the team’s Gattuso (Former Milan Midfielder).”

Fabrice Gautrat, 26, joins OC Blues FC after three seasons overseas in France where he played in Championnat de France amateur (CFA), for Marseille Consolat, and UJA Maccabi Paris Métropole in Championnat de France amateur. “I am a hard worker, and I understand that nothing comes easy in this world without hard work. I am very positive and I know how to turn negative or dire circumstances into positive ones.”

Gautrat followed his dreams of playing professional soccer after his college experience at University of San Diego and The Master’s College, where they were named to the 2009 All- Tournament team of NAIA. Gautrat’s experience at Masters College has been a stepping stone to his professional soccer career.  “Fabrice came from our first tryout back in November”, says General Manager Jon Spencer, “He is left footed and we feel he will be important at centre back or left back.  He is another player we are excited to sign. He is someone with a desire to see his career move forward.”

Become a part of soccer history in Orange County. OC Blues FC’s first home match is at Anteater Stadium, UCI, Saturday, April 5th, as the Blues welcome expansion franchise OKC Energy FC. For the best pricing value to your OC Blues FC 2014 seats call (714) 738-8011, email seats@bluessoccerclub.com, or visit www.ocbluesfc.com.  

If you can’t make it to the game, you may watch the live stream online, thanks to a new partnership between USL PRO and YouTube. OC Blues FC v OKC Energy FC will streamed live, for free, via the OC Blues FC official YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/OCBluesFC).

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OC Blues FC Start Season Opener at LA Galaxy II Inauguration

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IRVINE, Calif. –  The OC Blues FC kick the season off this Saturday night as they visit the LA Galaxy II at the StubHub Center in their inaugural USL PRO season opener.  Gates open at 6 p.m. PT, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. PT.  The LA Galaxy II have recently become a part of USL PRO, and the club is the first of its kind, as the LA Galaxy are the first Major League Soccer club to own and operate a USL PRO team within the club’s player development structure.

OC Blues FC recently rebranded from Los Angeles Blues to the Orange County Blues Football Club. While the club has a new name, a number of familiar faces from last season are returning from last year’s playoff team, including James Turner and Chris Cortez, who had nine goals for the Blues last summer.

The Blues have also added 2013 All-League selection Gibson Bardsley, who had nine goals and seven assists for Dayton last season, and former Charlotte Eagles forward William Prado, as well as other players from across the country and overseas who bring National Team experience.

2014 marks the first time soccer and all sports fans will have the opportunity to experience a true Orange County versus Los Angeles rivalry in USL PRO. The OC versus LA derby begins Saturday, and the clubs will clash three more times during the regular season.

For those unable to attend Saturday’s USL PRO Southern California Derby, the game will also be aired live and free on YouTube. Tune in to watch all the action live, or on demand, via the Galaxy’s YouTube channel.

Become a part of soccer history in Orange County. OC Blues FC’s first home match is at Anteater Stadium at UCI Saturday, April 5th, as the Blues welcome expansion franchise OKC Energy FC. For the best pricing value to your OC Blues FC 2014 seats call (714) 738-8011, email seats@bluessoccerclub.com, or visit www.ocbluesfc.com.

 

OC Blues FC Home Opener on April 5th, 2014

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The home season of the newly rebranded and relocated Orange County Blues FC starts on Saturday, April 5th, with a match against USL PRO expansion franchise OKC Energy FC, kicking off at 7PM at UCI’s Anteater Stadium.

Fans in attendance will have the chance to be a part of several contests in giveaways.
– The first 1,500 fans in the gate will receive a OC Blues FC replica jersey t-shirt, courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Sports 1 Marketing.

– All fans will be able to enter to win a chance at taking home a 2014 Ford Fusion Energi on a 2-year lease, courtesy of Theodore Robins Ford in Costa Mesa.

– One lucky fan will win a 3 day, 2 night getaway at the Ponte Family Estate, Winery and Inn located in the heart of  Temecula Wine Valley, courtesy of World Travel.

For individual tickets to the home opener, you can purchase them here. For information on season tickets and multiple match packages, call (714) 738-8011 or email seats@bluessoccerclub.com.

Former Chivas USA Goalkeeper Patrick McLain signs with OC Blues FC

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IRVINE, Calif. – OC Blues FC has officially signed goalkeeper Patrick McLain. The Eau Claire, Wisc. native comes to Orange County after spending the past two seasons with MLS side Chivas USA.

Before signing with Chivas USA, McLain played for four years at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he was named to the All-Big West Conference Second Team during his sophomore, junior, and senior years, 2009 – 2011.

“I’m very excited to join the OC Blues. I’m going to do everything I can for the team and the organization to help us win a USL PRO championship,” remarked McLain.  

General Manager Jon Spencer is glad to welcome McLain to the Blues: “Pat comes to us with some great experience in MLS with Chivas USA. He’s excited to come here and showcase himself on a week in, week out basis as a top goalkeeper in USL PRO. We are very fortunate that we are able to sign him, and hope we can help him further his career. We feel that he is someone that can help us win in USL PRO this year and years to come.”

OC Blues FC’s first home match at Anteater Stadium at UCI is set for Saturday, April 5th, as the Blues welcome expansion franchise OKC Energy FC. The Blues 2014 season begins on Saturday, March 22nd at StubHub Center in Carson, for a match against the newly formed LA Galaxy II.

2014 Season seats for OC Blues FC are on sale now. Join the family and be guaranteed to be a part of the inaugural season of professional soccer in Orange County. For more information on how to become a Season seat holder, call (714) 738-8011, email seats@bluessoccerclub.com, or visit www.ocbluesfc.com.

Orange County Native William Prado signs with OC Blues FC

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IRVINE, Calif.- Orange County Blues FC has officially signed midfielder William Prado, better known by his nickname, “Paco.” An Orange County native, Prado spent his first professional season in 2013 with Charlotte Eagles, appearing in 12 matches, making his debut on April 13th in a match against Antigua Barracuda FC.

After graduating from Anaheim’s Loara High School, Prado played soccer for two years at Long Beach City College before transferring to Concordia University in Irvine, where he was a 2011 and 2012 All-Golden State Athletic Conference First Team selection.

Prado is ecstatic to be back near his hometown, and ready to get the season started: “I love it. People say it’s a dream come true to just play professional, but it’s a bigger dream to play professional in your hometown. Orange County has the best weather and is just plain beautiful, I wouldn’t want to play anywhere else. Hopefully I can continue playing here for many more years to come.”

Head Coach Daryuosh Yazdani is excited to bring Prado back to Orange County: “A player’s attitude is very important to me, and I immediately recognized him as a disciplined player who has a good vision, and someone who will help us in attack this season.”

With the addition of Prado, the OC Blues FC official roster now stands at 10 players. Chris Cortez, Jimmy Turner, Gabi Gonzalez, and Gibson Bardsley have been signed or re-signed in the past few weeks. Allan Russell, Ryan O’Leary, Mohammed Roknipour, Mohammad Mohammadi, and Mehrshad Momeni are all returning for 2014. More playing signings will be announced very soon.

OC Blues FC’s first home match at Anteater Stadium at UCI is set for Saturday, April 5th, as the Blues welcome expansion franchise OKC Energy FC. The Blues 2014 season begins on Saturday, March 22nd at StubHub Center in Carson, for a match against the newly formed LA Galaxy II.

2014 Season seats for OC Blues FC are on sale now. Join the family and be guaranteed to be a part of the inaugural season of professional soccer in Orange County. For more information on how to become a Season seat holder, call (714) 871-0484, email seats@bluessoccerclub.com, or visit www.ocbluesfc.com.