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Orange County signs California native Ivan Gutierrez

By Staff, 05/31/22, 1:05PM EDT


24-year-old midfielder joins OCSC on 25-day contract ahead of Wednesday night contest

Orange County SC has signed midfielder Ivan Gutierrez, who made nine appearances for Phoenix Rising FC in the USL Championship a season ago. | Photo courtesy Ashley Orellana / Phoenix Rising FC

IRVINE, Calif. – Orange County SC announced on Tuesday the club had signed midfielder Iván Gutiérrez to a 25-day contract, pending league and federation approval. Gutierrez will be available for selection in Orange County’s contest against Oakland Roots SC on Wednesday night at Laney Stadium (10 p.m. ET | ESPN+).

A native of Norwalk, Calif. Gutierrez most recently played for fellow USL Championship club Phoenix Rising FC, where he made nine appearances during the 2021 campaign. Prior to that, Gutiérrez played for the LA Galaxy II where he recorded two goals and five assists across two seasons.

Gutiérrez joined Los Dos from Liga MX side Chivas Guadalajara where he featured for the reserve and U-20 squads. In his pre-professional seasons, Gutiérrez was part of the Chivas USA Academy system. The 24-year-old has also previously competed at the youth international level for Mexico for El Tri’s U-17 Men’s National Team.

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