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Orange County SC sign midfielder Edson Alvarado

Local joins after making pro debut for Club Tijuana.

Courtesy of Orange County SC

Orange County SC announced on Thursday they have signed midfielder Edson Alvarado. The 21-year-old joins after featuring for the club’s U-23 USL League Two side.

A native of Whittier, Alvarado began his professional career with Liga MX side Club Tijuana, making his competitive first-team debut in a Copa MX match in 2018.

“Edson has more than earned his opportunity to sign with the first team and I am excited for him,” said OCSC head coach Braeden Cloutier in a statement. “Edson has been with us from day one this season and has trained very well. His work ethic is first class and he has been our best League 2 player this season.”

“Orange County SC is home to me and the professional training environment has made me a better player,” said Alvarado. ”I am thankful for this opportunity to be here at this great club and I am looking forward to contributing for the team.”

Alvarado is the second signing in a week, joining another former Xolos player, defender Michael Orozco. OCSC will host Club Tijuana in a friendly on Thursday evening at Orange County Great Park in Irvine.

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