Orange County SC has added Cameroonian forward Thomas Amang for the 2023 USL Championship season, with the 25-year-old having notched 11 goals for San Diego Loyal SC last season. | Photo courtesy San Diego Loyal SC
IRVINE, Calif. – Orange County SC announced on Friday the club had signed forward Thomas Amang ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.
The 25-year-old native of Douala, Cameroon makes the journey up the California freeway to join OCSC for the new season after most recently competing for fellow USL Championship club San Diego Loyal SC. Amang will enter his seventh professional season off the heels of his most productive campaign in which he recorded 11 goals and four assists in 33 appearances across all competitions.
“I have a lot of respect for Orange County, they are always competitive and have great fans,” said Amang. “I can’t wait to score goals and win games for the club and their fans.”
Prior to competing for SD Loyal, Amang had competed for Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in the 2021 Championship season. He has recorded 14 goals and three assists in 45 overall appearances in the league, averaging a strike rate of a goal every 186.7 minutes.
“Thomas is a dynamic and powerful forward that will give our front line a different look,” said OCSC Sporting Director Peter Nugent. “We were keen to add a forward with his qualities and believe he will have a tremendous impact on the team. We look forward to integrating him into the squad.”
Amang had previously competed in Europe to start his career, making 50 appearances and scoring 11 goals and four assists while playing for Norwegian club Molde FK across three seasons between 2016 and 2018. He finished his time in Norway with Kristiansund BK in 2019, where he recorded 15 appearances in all competitions before joining Gimnàstic de Tarragona in Spain’s Third Division, where he notched two goals in 18 appearances before making the move to Colorado Springs in 2021.