Orange County SC continue to add depth to their roster, with the club announcing two signings Friday, of midfielders Alexis Cerritos and Raymond Drai.
Cerritos, 19, joins OCSC after playing briefly at Portuguese outfit AD Oliveirense. He began his pro career last year at USL Championship side Loudoun United. Already a full El Salvador international, with one senior cap, the Maryland-born attacker is the son of Ronald Cerritos, who played for several MLS clubs in his career, most notably for the San Jose Earthquakes, where he’s a member of their Hall of Fame.
“We are excited to add Alexis and Raymond, two very talented teenagers, to our first team roster,” said OCSC President of Soccer Operations Oliver Wyss in a team statement. “Alexis and Raymond are gifted attacking players who have already shown great promise and will continue to develop daily in our professional environment!”
Drai, 16, turns pro after most recently playing for local youth powerhouse Real SoCal. The attacking midfielder, who hails from Woodland Hills, has gone on trials at the likes of Tottenham and Fulham.
“Raymond is an exciting young player that has impressed the technical staff the past few weeks in training. He is a very confident player that we are all looking forward to working with and Alexis is a strong physical player that has the ability to create offensively and score goals, I’m looking forward to seeing them both play,” said OCSC head coach Braeden Cloutier.
Both players will be eligible for selection starting Sunday, when Orange County SC face San Diego Loyal in USL Championship regular season action.
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