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OCB Announces Inaugural 2019 USL League One Roster

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb 20, 2019) --Orlando City B announces its 2019 roster ahead of the inaugural USL League One season.

“We are very excited to work with this talented group of young players,” said OCB General Manager Mike Potempa. “We’ve worked extremely hard to sign athletes we believe have the potential to one day play for the First Team utilizing our professional training environment and the competitive match structure within USL League One.”

Led by Head Coach Fernando de Argila Irurita, the group of 22 players ages 15 to 23 will kick off the regular season on Saturday, March 30, on the campus of Montverde Academy against FC Tucson. The average age of the signed roster is 19.5, with Luc Granitur being the youngest at just 15 years old. OCB has also signed six players from the Orlando City Development Academy and eight players from their respective youth national teams, including Juliano Chade of Brazil, Brandon John of Canada, Koby Osei-Wusu of Ghana, and Jahlane Forbes of the United States.

OCB sits at the top of Orlando City SC’s development pyramid bridging the gap between the Orlando City Development Academy and the First Team in Major League Soccer (MLS).

OCB is one of 10 teams competing in USL League One, with the team playing 28 regular-season matches in 2019. All home matches will be played on the campus of Montverde Academy at the MVA Athletic Complex.

The 2019 OCB Roster is available below:

 

Name, Age

Position

Country

Player Background

Austin Amer, 18


 

Midfield

USA

Orlando City Development Academy; Barca Academy U19 DA

Will Bagrou, 22

Forward

USA

Drafted by Sporting Kansas City (2018), Mercer University (NCAA)

Jordan Bender, 17

Midfield

USA

Orlando City Development Academy U19; US U17 National Team; Soccer Institute of Montverde (SIMA) participant

Juliano Chade, 20

Goalkeeper

Brazil

Clube Athletico Paranaense (CAP); Brazil U17 and U20 National Teams; FIFA U17 World Cup 2015

Sergio Costabile, 19

Midfield

Brazil

Sport Club Corinthians Paulista U20 and Senior Team; Brazil U15 and U17 National Teams

Ignacio Cubeddu, 18

Midfield

USA

Weston Development Academy U19; SIMA participant

Thiago De Souza, 20

Midfield

Brazil

Clube Athletico Paranaense (CAP)

Ates Diouf, 18

Midfield

Senegal

Orlando City Development Academy U19; Soccer Institute of Montverde (SIMA) participant

Jahlane Forbes, 16

Defender

USA

Orlando City Development Academy; US U17 National Team, SIMA participant

Luc Granitur, 15

Forward

USA

Orlando City Development Academy U19; US U16 National Team; Soccer Institute of Montverde (SIMA) participant

Steven Hernandez, 21

Midfield

USA

American International College

Christian Herrera, 21

Goalkeeper

USA

Swope Park Rangers; Portland Timbers 2; US U18 and U20 National Teams; Mexico U18 and U20 National Teams

Jordan Hill, 22

Defender

USA

Davidson College (NCAA)

Tanner Hummel, 22

Defender

USA

University of Kentucky (NCAA)

Sebastian Joffre, 19

Midfield

USA

Eastern Florida State University; Fort Myers Gulfcoast High School (FL)

Brandon John, 23

Defender

Canada

Canada U17 and U20 National Teams; FC Erzgebirge Aue (Germany); Seattle Sounders 2, SIMA Aguilas PDL

Luca Mancuso, 17

Goalkeeper

USA

Weston Development Academy U19; Soccer Institute of Montverde (SIMA) participant

Matheus Silva, 22

Defender

Brazil

San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 2015-2017, Reno 1868 FC (USL), Swope Park Rangers (USL), SIMA alumnus

Tresor Mbuyu, 22

Midfield

USA

Liberty University (NCAA)

Randy Mendoza, 22

Defender

USA

UC Santa Barbara (NCAA), SIMA Aguilas (PDL)

Koby Osei-Wusu, 23

Midfield

USA

Ghana U20 National Team; Richmond Kickers (USL) 2018; George Washington University (NCAA)

Rafael Santos, 23

Midfield

Brazil

Drafted by DC United (2018); Virginia Commonwealth University (NCAA); Soccer Institute of Montverde (SIMA) alumnus

Leonardo Silva Simas, 20

Defender

Brazil

Clube Athletico Paranaense (CAP)

Moises Tablante, 17

Midfield

USA

Orlando City Development Academy U19; Soccer Institute of Montverde (SIMA) participant

Wilfred Williams, 22

Defender

USA

Drafted by Sporting Kansas City (2018); US U15 National Team; Liberian Senior National Team Member

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