December 30 – Scottish giants Rangers have announced a new partnership with American USL side Orange County SC involving player exchanges between the pair.
The Californian side play in the USL and sent United States youth internationals Francis Jacobs, Aaron Cervantes and Diego Lopez on trial with the Glasgow club this month. Rangers youth players will shortly go on loan for the season to play in the OCSC first team.
“Rangers already has incredibly strong support across North America, and this relationship will help us engage with our existing fanbase in the United States, attract new fans, and provide exciting commercial opportunities,” said managing director Stewart Robertson. “ Rangers Academy should also benefit with exciting new talent from America.”
Orange County SC owner James Keston added: “In the coming years, we hope to see many members of the OCSC nation on the pitch and in the stands with 50,000 raucous fans at Ibrox. We also hope to make Orange County a second home for the Rangers US faithful and their families.”
A behind-the-scenes documentary telling the story of young players crossing between California and Glasgow is already in development and will be aired during 2020.
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