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Orange County SC re-sign defender Oscar Sorto

Local native returns for second season at USL side.

Oscar Sorto is one of the returning players for Orange County SC in 2018. Liza Rosales (Courtesy of Orange County SC)

Orange County SC announced their latest roster move for the upcoming 2018 season, revealing on Wednesday they have re-signed defender Oscar Sorto.

The 23-year-old will return for his second season with the USL side. In 2017, Sorto made 30 appearances across all competitions for OC, playing over 2,400 minutes and leading the team with 91 clearances in defense.

“We are very pleased to have Oscar returning for his second season with Orange County,” said Orange County SC head coach Braeden Cloutier in a team statement. “Oscar has qualities that fit the profile for what we are looking for in a right-sided defender. With the right guidance and consistency, Oscar has the ability to succeed at the next level.”

Sorto previously played in the LA Galaxy system, signing a professional deal in 2013 out of the MLS team’s academy, and playing extensively for LA Galaxy II in USL.

The signing brings the official Orange County roster to six players, alongside Zach Kobayashi, Richard Chaplow, Aodhan Quinn, Christian Duke and Casey Beyers. OC opened training camp on Tuesday.

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