By: Jake Schwartz
IRVINE, Ca (April 14, 2014)- OC Blues FC has announced the signings of brothers Edgar Jiovanni and Christopher Santana. The natives of Bishop, California come to Orange County after celebrated collegiate careers.
The Santana brothers are recent college graduates. Christopher “Chino” Santana, 21, just finished a stellar college career at University of California Irvine in 2013, and now returns to his home field as a professional. In his senior season, Christopher was named 2nd Team All-Big West, scoring six goals, including three game-winners.
“It feels like I never left. I’ll be very comfortable playing at UC Irvine again, and I’m excited to play alongside my brother,” said Christopher.
Edgar “Jiovanni” Santana, 24, was named All-California Collegiate Athletic Association 2nd Team and at Cal State Stanislaus before transferring to Cal State Dominguez Hills. At CSUDH, Jiovanni was once again named to the All-CCAA 2nd team.
“To the fans, thank you for giving me the opportunity. Hopefully we can reward you with a great season.” said Jiovanni.
“Christopher comes with tremendous ability to play on the wing. He will be a player the home crowd will love to see. Jiovanni has been a tremendous addition to the team, a dynamic central midfielder with great qualities to win the ball. We are excited to see both progress this season.” said General Manager Jon Spencer regarding the pair.
The Blues next match is back up the 405 for a rematch against LA Galaxy II at 7:30 p.m. P.T., Saturday, April 19th and the StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium.
The next home match for the Blues is Thursday, April 24th against the Harrisburg City Islanders at 7:30 p.m. P.T., at Anteater Stadium on the campus of UC Irvine. For the best pricing value on your OC Blues FC 2014 seats, call (714) 738-8011, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit ocbluesfc.com.
If you can’t make it to the match, you may watch the live stream online, thanks to a new partnership between USL PRO and YouTube. OC Blues FC vs Harrisburg will be streamed live, for free, via the OC Blues FC YouTube channel through Liquid Event TV (youtube.com/ocbluesfc).