The first roster move involving the Orange County Blues was announced on Thursday, as defender Andrae Campbell, a member of the Blues for the 2016 season, signed with new USL side Ottawa Fury FC.
Campbell, an occasional Jamaica international, did not feature a great deal for the Blues in the first half of his lone season in California, but became the regular starter at left back in the back half of the campaign, and put in one of the most impressive performances on a stellar night for Orange County in their first-ever playoff win, a penalty shootout upset over Sacramento Republic on the road.
It’s the first move involving the Blues this offseason, and it will not be the last. Roster turnover is a common phenomenon in USL and expect plenty of churn before opening day (and even beyond) of the 2017 season.
That said, it may be some time before moves start to be made by OC, considering the club needs to fill its vacant head coach position, and in the main, one would expect that move to be made before the bulk of the signings take place. We’ll stay on top of the changes that come during the offseason.
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