Orange County SC restarted their 2020 USL Championship regular season last week with a credible 1-1 draw against arguably their toughest opponent, Phoenix Rising FC, so they get to follow that up with...another meeting against Phoenix, once again at Orange County Great Park, this time on Saturday night.
Junior Flemmings got Phoenix on the board in the last match for Phoenix, before Kevin Coleman came off the bench and scored off a ball over the top to tie it up for OCSC. With the teams getting a little over a week to rest and prepare for an immediate rematch, how will it go this time around?
I think given the considerable depth of Orange County’s squad, Braeden Cloutier will likely do some rotating of his XI for this one. With only two games played this season for OC, both draws, it’s hard to really get a feel for this team still this season, but a win here would do Orange County a world of good as they look to bolster their playoff aspirations this season. Will they grab three points? We’ll find out Saturday night.
Tale of the Tape:
Orange County SC: 2 points (0-0-2); Goal Difference: 0; Last two games: D-D
Phoenix Rising FC: 7 points (2-0-1), Goal Difference: +9; Last three games: D-W-W
How to Watch Orange County SC vs. Phoenix Rising: The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 pm PT at Championship Soccer Stadium. You can watch the stream on YurView California for Cox subscribers in Orange County, Santa Barbara and Palos Verdes and on ESPN+ outside that local viewing region.
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