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Orange County SC sign defender Oscar Sorto

Former LA Galaxy Homegrown moves to OC.

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Sorto in action with the Galaxy.
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Orange County SC announced the signing of defender Oscar Sorto on Thursday. The 22-year-old joins OCSC from the LA Galaxy, where he signed a Homegrown player deal ahead of the 2013 season, before his contract expired after the 2016 season.

A right back, Sorto made just four MLS appearances for the Galaxy, all in 2013 and 2014, and he’s made four appearances in the CONCACAF Champions League. He’s also featured extensively in USL for LA Galaxy II, playing 57 times for the club, including during their run to the 2015 USL Cup final.

“We are excited for Oscar to join our organization. He is a talented young full back, who immediately strengthens our team and we are keen to continue his development,” said Orange County SC head coach Logan Pause in a story announcing the signing.

The addition of the 22-year-old means there are nine players to date on OCSC’s roster for the 2017 season, and most of the players are 25 or younger. One would expect Sorto fits right in the group of signings presumed to be on the radar of Orange County’s MLS partner Los Angeles Football Club, with an eye to see if he could be in the mix for LAFC’s 2018 first-team roster.

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