Orange County's Micheal Seaton has 12 goals and five assists in 29 appearances this season. (Photo by OCSC)
IRVINE, Calif. - Fresno (16-8-9) head to Southern California for its final matchup of the Championship regular season. The Foxes will take on Orange County SC at 7 p.m. PT from Championship Stadium at Great Park. The Foxes, which played to a 2-2 draw against LA Galaxy II a week ago, will look to finish the regular-season campaign with three points against an Orange County side that is also fighting for higher seed in the USL Championship Playoffs. Fresno is searching for a win Saturday, AND a Reno draw/loss to secure the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs and with that home-field advantage through the Western Conference semifinals. Orange County is also playing for home-field advantage and will be looking to lock in the No. 4-seed with a win AND a Real Monarchs loss. Both Fresno and Orange County will know what they will play for come kickoff, with Real Monarchs and Reno both kicking off at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. OCSC has conceded 43 goals this season for fifth-best in the West, with Fresno FC at fourth with 42.
Fresno FC played to a 2-2 draw in its previous meeting against Orange County. Trailing 2-0 at halftime, Los Zorros came back to steal a point via Christian Chaney's goal at the 79th minute and Juan Pablo Caffa's free-kick at the 84th.