Orange County SC try to shake off a sluggish performance on Wednesday, as they face Colorado Springs Switchbacks for the first time this season on Saturday night at Orange County Great Park.
OC remain in second place in the Western Conference, and while they had a tough night against RGVFC midweek they’ve been playing good soccer more often than not. But they’re coming against the Switchbacks, who have proven to be a tricky opponent in the past and one that has more continuity than just about any team in USL, which means the year-to-year form against them may be more relevant.
Colorado Springs are coming off a scoreless draw last week at home against Seattle Sounders 2. Moise Pouaty is back in goal for the Switchbacks, and he’s been very good since entering the league, so it’s going to take a breakdown or good shot placement to beat him, most likely.
So this is probably not going to be an easy game. But OC have been playing well, so hopefully they can bounce back and grab a result to remain high in the table.
And if you’re going to the game tonight, OC is hosting a bone marrow donor drive in honor of 5-month-old Bruno Lara, who is looking for a transplant due to an immunodeficiency disease. You can sign up and join the registry prior to the game.
Tale of the Tape:
Orange County SC: 13 points (4-2-1), 2nd place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: +9; Last five games: L-W-W-W-W
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: 10 points (3-4-1), 7th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: 3; Last five games: D-L-W-W-L
How to Watch Orange County SC vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 pm PT at Championship Soccer Stadium at Orange County Great Park in Irvine. You can watch the stream only on ESPN+.
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