Orange County SC come off a bit of a mini-break with a Saturday night showdown in Texas, as they face Austin Bold FC in Austin for the first time. OCSC are coming off a 4th of July road win over Colorado Springs, and will aim to start a run of wins to keep their playoff hopes alive for 2019.
Austin are enjoying a good debut season, sitting above the playoff line in 7th. The teams played to a wild 2-2 draw in Irvine in their first-ever match, in May, and Austin have a very experienced team of Americans and international players, and this is unlikely to be an easy game for the road team.
Still, we’re in the point in the season when Orange County need to string together results. It won’t be easy, but they have the talent capable of getting points, they just need to put it all together. Should be an interesting game.
Tale of the Tape:
Orange County SC: 22 points (5-6-7), 13th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: -2; Last five games: W-L-L-L-D
Austin Bold FC: 26 points (7-6-5), 7th place in Western Conference; Goal Difference: -+2; Last five games: L-W-W-D-D
How to Watch Austin Bold FC vs. Orange County SC: The game is scheduled to kick off at 5:30 pm PT at Bold Stadium in Austin. You can watch the stream only on ESPN+.
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