Orange County SC hosted a media day on Friday ahead of their 2021 USL Championship season opener on Sunday at Tacoma Defiance, and in the course of the proceedings, team GM Oliver Wyss announced the addition of two players on loan from partner club Rangers FC.
Defender Rhys Breen and midfielder Jack Thomson were announced as the youngsters joining up from the Scottish Premier League champions, with Wyss saying the duo have arrived in California and are currently undergoing their quarantine period.
Breen, pictured above, is a 21-year-old defender. While he’s under contract to Rangers, he hasn’t made a first-team appearance for the club to date, but has gone on two loan stints in Scotland, to Partick Thistle last year and to Queen of the South earlier this year, where he got a fair number of appearances, 15, while he was there.
Thomson, 21, is in a similar situation having gone on loan earlier this year to Clyde, where he made 16 appearances across all competitions.
Now coming over stateside, Breen and Thomson will look to grow as players in a new environment, and break through to get some playing time on what looks like a pretty deep team heading into the season.
Wyss also announced two USL Academy signings for the 2021 season on Friday, but we’ll have more details on those when we get more information from the club. For now, the first game’s right around the corner here.
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