Orange County SC came into this season looking to return to winning ways. The 2021 USL Championship Cup winners finished dead last in the Western Conference last season and were seeing much of the same results to start of their 2023 campaign.
— Orange County SC (@orangecountysc) May 1, 2023
“We hold ourselves to high standards at Orange County SC and since winning the USL Championship Cup in 2021, the results have simply been subpar and a change is necessary to get this team back to winning games regularly and competing for another trophy”, said Orange County President of Soccer Operations and General Manager Oliver Wyss in a statement. “Richard has been part of the club’s success since 2016 and we are forever grateful for his contributions on and off the field. We wish him and his family all the best in the future.”
The team currently sit in 11th in the West with just one win so far to open the season. The squad also saw their US Open Cup hopes come to an end last week, after a 3-1 loss to Portland Timbers. Orange County SC has appointed Assistant Coach Morten Karlsen, who was part of the Danish technical team at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, as Interim Head Coach with immediate effect and will be assisted by the vastly experienced Paul Hardyman. Far too often clubs wait until it is too late to make needed changes, OCSC are hoping to salvage what’s left of what is still a long season ahead.
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